Defeating a Dangerous Duo: Combating the Stress of Criminal Charges During a Pandemic

If you have been charged with a crime, no matter how serious the offense, you may feel scared, anxious, and a little ashamed. In the midst of a worldwide pandemic, where cities are shutting down and the economy is on the brink, it’s quite likely that you feel overwhelmed and panicked. Adding these two together probably feels downright debilitating.

While there is no way to make these stressors disappear, there are things that you can do to minimize the effects on your well-being now and in the future. Here are a few suggestions…

  • Know that you are (or could be) in good hands- Peace of mind is life right now. If you know that your criminal defense attorney is experienced, skilled, and will do everything possible to get you through this situation, you are putting yourself in the best position possible. Let us take this one burden off of your shoulders so you can focus your energy on your health, your family, and maintaining your livelihood.
  • Stay accurately informed – Courts are doing all they can to balance the interests of justice and Constitutional freedoms with that of public safety. As the COVID situation changes and evolves, so must the court’s response to it. This means that new court orders are coming out almost every week and your case may or may not be rescheduled multiple times. Ensuring that you have all of the correct and most up to date scheduling information will ensure that you will be in court where and when you are ordered to. Following an out of date order could leave you at risk of being late for a court appearance (which is not a good look) or missing one completely and having a bench warrant issued for your arrest. A diligent attorney and paralegal from The McShane Firm are going to be the most trustworthy resource when it comes to court closures and case scheduling.
  • Face your troubles head on- When we run from our fears, they only grow more ominous. Your case may have been pushed out for a few weeks but that doesn’t mean you should wait to act. Keep in mind that the more time your attorney has to prepare your defense the better position you will be in the coming months.

Unfairness and injustice visit us all, but the sooner you arm yourself the better prepared you will be for the war. The McShane Firm can be your arsenal and we are here to serve on the front lines for you.

PA DUI attorney Justin J. McShane is the President/CEO of The McShane Firm, LLC - Pennsylvania's top criminal law and DUI law firm. He is the highest rated DUI attorney in PA as rated by Avvo.com. Justin McShane is a double Board certified attorney. He is the first and so far the only Pennsylvania attorney to achieve American Bar Association recognized board certification in DUI defense from the National College for DUI Defense, Inc. He is also a Board Certified Criminal Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, a Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approved Agency.

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