A Criminal Lawyer in Philadelphia Will Protect Your Constitutional Rights

February, 2014 by Alma Abell

People tend to become furious when someone suspected of committing a reprehensible crime is acquitted or receives what most perceive as far too light a sentence. They call the jury a ‘bunch of idiots’ and say that the judge is ‘easy on crime’. Most of all, they accuse the lawyer (usually with language not worth repeating) of whatever bad act comes to mind. Probably every Criminal Lawyer in Philadelphia has experienced this to some degree.

Sir William Blackstone was one of the most highly esteemed jurists who has ever lived and his law commentaries have greatly influenced our legal system. He said, “It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer”. The underlying concept is that the State, with all of its power, should not harm a person because he might be guilty. The Bible (Genesis 18:23-32) expresses the same principal. A dictatorship could be defined as a system which gives all power to the State and none to the individual. Anyone can be jailed or executed at any time. This is not a world we want to live in. The right to legal representation for ANYONE protects ALL of us from the crushing power of the State.

The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution spells out the rights of the accused as a protection against the State. Miranda warnings, given to criminal suspects by the police, warn suspects that anything that they say can and will be used against them. Both the Sixth Amendment and Miranda warnings guarantee the suspect’s right to legal counsel. This right to counsel is such an integral part of our legal system that in those rare cases when a defendant chooses to represent himself, the judge often appoints a Criminal Lawyer in Philadelphia to assist regardless of the defendant’s wishes.

KMKM Law Group is a multi-practice law office that represents clients throughout the greater Philadelphia area. This team of criminal lawyers actively and positively represents the best interests of their clients, working to achieve the best outcomes possible. They focus on educating their clients as to all options and on staying in constant communication with them. In addition to criminal law, the lawyers handle cases involving personal injury, business law and real estate law. Anyone who is facing prosecution for a criminal charge should contact an experienced Criminal Lawyer in Philadelphia who will defend their constitutional rights.

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