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.
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