As criminal defense lawyer Thomas Hogle fulfills many important roles during the course of a criminal case. He is responsible for defending a person who is charged with a crime. He or she speaks on the client’s behalf. We play this essential role for our clients charged with crimes in Surprise, Arizona.
A criminal defense lawyer is also responsible for talking about the status of the case and negotiating with the prosecutor regarding any particular plea bargain. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to help secure a favorable deal for the defendant that results in a reduction of charges or the possible punishment.
If a plea bargain is not appropriate in your specific case, we will take the case to trial. In a trial, a judge and jury will hear the prosecution’s side of the case (district attorney and law enforcement) and the defense (you and your criminal defense lawyer). After weighing the evidence and hearing arguments, the jury will decide whether you are guilty or not guilty of the charges made against you.