For medical professionals, prescribing medications is part of the job; unfortunately, doing one’s job can result in criminal penalties in this case. If you are a medical professional facing criminal charges for prescribing opioids, you should talk to an award-winning attorney about your case for the following reasons.
An Attorney Can Translate the Facts to the Jury
As a medical professional, you understand the importance of translating complicated information to those who have no baseline understanding of what you are attempting to communicate. Explaining why you are prescribing medication to a patient is essential in helping him or her grasp the facts.
While this skill helps you in the medical world, unfortunately, it doesn’t translate to the legal world.
In the legal world, the lawyer is like the medical professional, and the jury (or judge, in some cases) is like the patient. The lawyer will synthesize the facts of your situation to help the jury understand why you were charged while simultaneously showing them why you are innocent of the crime.
However, attorneys do more than translate the facts; they help clients make informed decisions for their case.
An Attorney Can Help You Make Decisions
Facing criminal penalties is unnerving, especially when you aren’t sure what you should do. Will pleading guilty help your case, or is fighting the best approach? Should you take the stand, or should you stay quiet? These are the questions that a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can help you answer.
Talking to Our Attorneys
If you aren’t convinced about hiring an attorney, give the Law Office of Patrick J. McLain, PLLC, a call. Call (214) 238-9392 now for a phone consultation for your case.