If you have been accused of a crime, the first thing you should do is hire
an experienced Houston criminal defense lawyer. The sooner you consult
a legal advocate, the sooner you can get to work on forming a good defense
strategy. Here are a few useful tips for creating the best strategy possible
for your case.
1. Using the Truth
If you are open and honest with your attorney, you will have a better chance
of creating a great defense. Likewise, there are different ways to view
the truth during a criminal trial. A criminal defense attorney is an expert
at telling the truth in a number of different ways. Your attorney and
the prosecutor can be talking about the same event with two unique spins
on the story. A good truth to your story is founded in fact, can gain
sympathy from the judge or jury, and can explain or prove why the events
that occurred in that story were the actual proceedings.
Your attorney should coach you on how to present yourself in court. You
can practice your defense by answering any questions your lawyer poses
and taking their constructive criticism to heart. Doing so may help you
later, because being in the actual courtroom may make you nervous. Mock
interviews can help you commit your defense theory to memory, and your
attorney may ask you to write down the version of events as seen from
your own point of view.
3. Understanding the Charge
A good criminal defense attorney will explain your charges to you, so you
understand the full implications of it. Once you comprehend your charges,
you are in a better position to give your lawyer the story that explains
the crime. For example, if you are arrested in the middle of robbing a
convenience store, but you weren’t the one carrying the gun, that
detail can change the sentence and circumstances significantly in your favor.
For more tips on how to create a good strategy, or to begin forming one
with an attorney, talk to one of our skilled
Houston criminal defense lawyers.
The Law Offices of Jed Silverman is experienced in representing people in a broad range of criminal cases.
Our firm is also led by Attorney Jed Silverman, who is a Board Certified
Criminal Law Specialist. Board certification is a mark of excellence that
lets potential clients know that he is a trusted advocate who has been
formally recognized for mastery in the field of criminal defense law.
Our lawyers are also dedicated to protecting the rights and freedom of
our clients. Let us see what we can do for you.
Call us at (713) 597-2221 or
fill out our online form to schedule a free consultation today.