How to Help Your Criminal Defense Attorney
Oct 31, 2018
Whether you are innocent or guilty, choosing the right criminal defense attorney is important. Yet, what you do and how you handle yourself during your arrest and during the process of your criminal case is even more important. Here are some ways that you can help your attorney.
This one is simple; remain silent. When you are arrested don’t try to out smart the police. The police are not there to hear your side of the story. Chances are they are asking you questions to get information they can use against you. You have the right to remain silent, use that right.
BE HONEST WITH YOUR ATTORNEY
To prepare the best defense your attorney will need to know what happened. Make sure to answer your attorney’s questions honestly. Also, give any information that will supply evidence or witnesses that back up your story. It is also important that you disclose any criminal charges from your past. Past charges are important for your attorney to know because they may be relevant to the current case.
This might seem obvious, but it is extremely important to stay out of trouble. Any additional run-ins with law enforcement will only hurt your case. This includes not having any contact with alleged victims or any witnesses that may testify against you if your case went to trial. It is also important for you to stay off social media. Even if you think your post will prove your innocence, it could be used against you. Let your lawyer fight for you, not social media.
Make sure that you stay in contact with your attorney. Show up for all appointments and court hearings and return all phone calls to your attorney. When appearing in court, make sure you are on time and look presentable. Your attorney is fighting for you, but he can’t help you if he can’t find you.
Finding the right criminal defense attorney is important. Whether you are facing misdemeanor charges or felony charges, it is important to find an attorney who will fight for you. Pedersen Law Office, LLC offers free consults in all our areas of practice and will meet with you personally to discuss your specific circumstances and the details of your case. Our law office serves the communities of Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Green Bay and their surrounding areas.