Frank, Juengel & Radefeld, Attorneys at Law
Local: 314-282-8657
Toll Free: 800-748-2105

3 emotions you may feel if you are facing a criminal charge

Unless you are a judge, prosecutor or criminal defense attorney, you have likely not spent much time inside a courtroom. If you face criminal charges, however, the mere thought of stepping foot inside one may cause you to panic. 

Every criminal defendant is different. You may be struggling with a variety of emotions. Rather than let your emotions control your decision making, work to understand how you feel. Here are three emotions you may have to address during your criminal case.

1. Anger 

You may feel angry for a couple of reasons. First, you may be entirely innocent of the charges. Or, you may think the criminal justice system is not treating you fairly. Either way, making proactive decisions is hard when a person is upset. As such, you may want to work through your anger to better manage your criminal defense. 

2. Fear 

If prosecutors have charged you with a crime, you may have a tremendous amount of fear. After all, you may lose your job, your savings or your freedom. Many people have trouble rebuilding their life following a conviction. Nonetheless, you do not want to let fear discourage you from considering all available options. 

3. Confusion 

Criminal law is not exactly straightforward. In fact, you may have a difficult time understanding charging documents, court records, affidavits and other information. You may also not know how to navigate the formalities of the courtroom. Fortunately, you may work with an experienced attorney to help you better understand the process. 

Facing criminal charges can consume virtually all of your emotional energy. Still, you should not allow negative emotions to interfere with your criminal defense. By understanding how you may feel when addressing a criminal charge, you may better plan for an acceptable resolution.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
AV Preeminent The National Trial Lawyers Super Lawyers Top 50 Avvo Rating Avvo Rating 10
The Bar Association Of Metropolitan St Louis Illinois State Bar Association St Louis Business Journal National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers The Missouri Bar
St Louis County Bar Association Up Coming Missouri Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Contact us for a consultation

Ready To Protect Your Rights

We invite you to make an appointment with us to discuss your legal needs. You can reach us online or by calling us at 314-282-8657.

We provide representation in Missouri, Illinois and federal courts across the nation. Lawyers from around the country refer clients to us, knowing we will deliver the superior level of representation to their clients they would expect from themselves.

Receive the trusted counsel you deserve. Contact us for a consultation.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

7710 Carondelet Avenue
Suite 350
St. Louis, MO 63105

Toll Free: 800-748-2105
Phone: 314-282-8657
St. Louis Law Office Map