The truth will set you free. It’s what everyone says when you’re faced with a charge that you know is not true. When you’re not guilty, you want the whole truth to be out there, hoping they are all it takes to get you out of a possible sentence. But sadly, evidence can be manipulated and failing to disclose one document may turn the tide against you.
Don’t take chances. Here’s how you can increase your chances of winning:
Find a Reputable Firm
The first thing you need to build a strong defense is to have a criminal defense lawyer helping you straighten the evidence and lay out the facts. Kent’s judges will know you mean business if they see you and your lawyer have taken the time to find witnesses and submit evidence.
Prepare a Timeline of Events
Taking the stand to explain your side of the story will be easier if you know the timeline. It will help clear your mind when you’re asked misleading questions. It will also help you remember details that you might otherwise forget to mention. When it comes to establishing the scene of the crime, every small detail matters. Every test result says something about you or the situation, and some minor detail could be the key to solving the mystery of the crime.
Study Your Own Case
Some clients think their lawyer has to do everything on their own, but if you want to win, you need to be proactive in preparing your defense. Work closely with your defense attorney so that you’re aware of every detail of the case. This also keeps you from making a mistake that your lawyer would have advised against. You and your lawyer are a team, so invest some time into your own case.
Don’t take your chances by not giving your case the full attention it deserves. Work closely with your attorney to have everything sorted out beyond a reasonable doubt.