Innocent or guilty, every defendant needs representation. The criminal justice system is complicated and confusing. If you want to take your case to trial, you need someone well-versed in the complex rules of the court. You need someone who understands the law and common practices of the Elmore County Court. Even if you don’t like the idea of having a trial, surely you want to get through the process as painlessly as possible. You need representation too!
The criminal justice system was designed with the expectation that defendants have representation. The penalties listed in Idaho law were written with the expectation that defendants would be represented. Pleading guilty without consulting a competent attorney often subjects you to much harsher punishment than you would otherwise receive.