When you are accused of committing a crime, it is important that you take action immediately in order to defend yourself, whether you committed the crime that you were accused of or not. Everyone is entitled to the opportunity to defend themselves, and a good defense could change the entire course of your future.
There are three main situations that defendants can be in when they have committed a crime. They can either be completely guilty of what they were accused of and as a result they confess to their attorney; they could have committed the crime but have a reason or explanation for why they acted in the way that they did; or, they could completely deny the accusation and claim that they are innocent. This stance will usually determine what type of defense should be made.
Creating a good defense strategy
There are always two sides to every story, and therefore the prosecution and defense will undoubtedly present the case in a different light. It is the defense attorney's job to convey the incident in the best light possible. This will be done by appealing to the judge and jury. There may be loopholes in the law that the attorney could draw attention to, and there could be a justifiable alibi or a good reason for why the crime was committed. The attorney could also paint the defendant as someone who should be sympathized with.
If you need to defend yourself against a criminal accusation, it is vital that you take action and begin thinking about the best form of defense.