What if I did what I am accused of doing? Should I still hire a lawyer?

Yes, even if you did what you are accused of doing, you should still hire a lawyer. There is a big difference in the outcomes of criminal cases, both in terms of your sentence and what charges you negotiate for. Your lawyer may also have some ideas for challenging the evidence in your case that you may not be aware of. Also, some charges can have unexpected “collateral consequences” on your job, benefits, family, or living situation. As someone with 25 years of criminal experience, Mr. Rios will skillfully assess the evidence in your case to help you negotiate the best possible outcome.