Investigates the Case
The defense attorney investigates what happened by interviewing the witnesses and questioning the police about the methods used to collect evidence pertinent to the case. The information the lawyer collects helps to build a defense.
Researches Case Laws, Precedents, Crime Codes, And Procedural Laws
Though they are already adept in criminal law, quality lawyers understand that each case is unique. Criminal lawyers read and research extensively to come up with a strong defense and a case strategy.
Analyses the Evidence Against You
Your attorney will study the facts of the case and evaluate the evidence put forward to determine any legal theories that may disadvantage you and predict how the prosecutor will build a case against you. The lawyer may have the evidence independently tested and, if it helps your case, request an expert witness to testify during a trial to give more context.
Plea Bargains for the Client
Hiring a criminal defense attorney ensures that you are not duped during the plea negotiation. Your lawyer will work to secure a favorable deal for you.
Advocates for the Defendant During Trial
Should the parties fail to reach a plea bargain, the criminal defense lawyer represents the defendant in a trial. Here, your lawyer will try to get you a minimum charge or acquittal.
If you have been arrested for committing a crime, you are entitled to an attorney. Do not speak to law enforcers without a lawyer present. A criminal defense lawyer may be able to get the prosecutor to dismiss the case. However, if this fails, your attorney will start preparing your defense.