If you’ve been accused of a felony, you’ll need an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side who will fight for your rights--especially if you are already on probation for another conviction. Even if the accusation against you is relatively minor, don’t hesitate to approach a criminal attorney for help.
It is a criminal lawyer’s job to protect your legal rights and ensure you have access to a fair trial. He will apply the law to your specific situation and use it to build the best possible strategy to obtain an acquittal, or at the very least, a lighter penalty. One of the first things he will do is to weigh the strength of the evidence against you and examine the circumstances surrounding your case.
Many criminal defense attorneys will offer you a brief, but complimentary consultation.
In criminal cases where evidence is sufficient, an able attorney can efficiently use the specific evidence to give you an advantage. In the event that evidence is lacking, the lawyer will likely perform an exhaustive investigation to uncover any unknown witnesses, hidden evidence, and other factors that can turn the case in your favor.
Once the trial is underway, your attorney will make use of every legal motion at his disposal. He will effectively use cross-examination, presentation of alternate theories, and legal challenges to ensure the fairness of the proceedings and present any evidence that can raise reasonable doubt about your innocence or guilt.