Being investigated or charged with a crime is a very difficult situation to be in, and it can feel like your life has been turned upside down. Oftentimes, the hardest part about being in this situation is how it affects you mentally. Stressing over the fear of the unknown, potential negative outcomes, and the repercussions it could have on your life. That mental stress and fear can make getting through this experience much harder than it already is. At our law firm, we strive to help our clients by using our skills, knowledge, and experience to help reprogram negative thinking with a few simple steps.
- Keep things in perspective:
For some people, it can feel as though their situation is hopeless and that there is no end in sight. These are completely normal feelings; however, they are not accurate. It is important to remember that everything in life has a beginning, middle, and end. The most challenging part is keeping perspective throughout the court process. We remind our clients this will come to an end eventually. We all must overcome hardships in life, and this is another one that we will get through together as a team.
- Avoid internet research
We strongly recommend avoiding doing your own research on the internet. There is an abundance of conflicting, as well as inaccurate, information online. Some websites are designed to scare you with the worst-case scenarios, and others may provide information about laws from other regions or states. Oftentimes, outcomes are very local. This means that while one court or law enforcement agency has a certain way of doing things, another court in the next city over may handle things differently. The abundance of conflicting information is likely going to overwhelm you and add even more stress to your life. We recommend retaining an attorney that is familiar with your court and charges and trusting them to provide you with accurate information regarding your case.
- Let someone you trust know how you’re feeling
Do not go through this alone. While we do not recommend discussing the details of your case - because anything you say can be used against you - it can help to have someone to talk about your negative feelings with. Some people feel too ashamed or embarrassed to discuss their situation, but finding a friend or family member whom you feel comfortable with and trust to confide in can have a huge impact on your stress level. Going through this alone can have a big mental cost; this process may take some time, so it is important to have a support system to help you through it. Your legal team will work on taking care of your case, and your support system will take care of you.
- Get a good attorney
Get an attorney who will listen to you, knows what they are doing, and pays attention to how you are feeling. You want an attorney that will listen to your frustrations and goals regarding your case, as well as your personal life. A good attorney will take your needs and wants into consideration throughout your case; you should not have to suffer throughout this process.
Contact Us for Assistance in Your Criminal Case:
If you find yourself being investigated or charged with a crime, it is not a hopeless situation. There are things you and your attorney can do to try to get through this situation as easily as possible. It is important to remember that this difficult time will end eventually. If you are being investigated or charged with a crime, give our office a call at (425) 224-7075. We will listen to you, answer your questions, ease your stress, and resolve your case. Owner and principal attorney Lance Fryrear of The Law Offices of Lance Fryrear has defended the accused in Lynnwood and throughout Washington for the past 20 years. We will be sensitive and careful every step of the way, doing everything we can to help and support you.
Give us a call at (425) 224-7075 to learn more!