Help Your Criminal Attorney Defend You
Too many people put lawyers, along with doctors, up on a strange sort of pedestal. As if they were no longer fallible humans, but rather angelic sources of pure information that can do no wrong. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t the case. And because it isn’t, it only makes sense that you give them every bit of help you can when you’re being represented. Think of a criminal attorney as your partner. He has the knowledge of the law and the talent (hopefully) to make a persuasive argument in front of a judge or jury. You have everything else. The worst thing you can do is hold out on your partner. It won’t be him that suffers the consequences.
One of the best things you can do to help your criminal attorney is decide on a policy of pure honesty. Your lawyer is not going to turn on you if you tell him the truth about your crime. He needs to know everything there is to know about the case to formulate the best defense. If you hold out on him, you could be hurting your chances to win and you are taking a major, unnecessary risk when it comes to your possible imprisonment. Don’t take the risk. Be honest when it comes to answering questions and come out with the truth even if it isn’t asked of you.
Make sure you do everything your criminal attorney says to do, with little argument. If you have a strong point, don’t be afraid to make it. It is, after all, a partnership. Having said that, your interests are his interests. He benefits from winning this case and getting you the best possible arrangement. He knows the system and you don’t. If you’ve chosen a lawyer who is worth his salt, the advice he gives you will be well worth following.
If you’re not being help in custody while the trial commences, do everything you can to stay out of further trouble. Getting arrested while already facing charges will make things very difficult for both you and your criminal attorney. If there’s any time to keep your nose absolutely clean, this is that time. The prosecution may not be able to admit any evidence as it pertains to further arrests, but then again they may. Don’t take the chance.
No one wants to find themselves brought up on charges, whether they did the crime or not. A good lawyer can help you fight those charges, but you have to be willing to help yourself. Do that by complying with your lawyer and doing everything you can to be your own best advocate.