If you're accused of a criminal act, one of the things you should do is make sure you have a strong defense in place. From the moment you're arrested, there is the potential for you to face an unfair bias and unfair treatment.
Your attorney's job is to make sure you're treated fairly and receive the respect you deserve. As you know, you are innocent until proven guilty in court, so you should be treated appropriately.
What can your defense attorney do for you?
Defense attorneys do a lot for their clients. They start by making sure the case is legal and legitimate. If it isn't, they can move to have it dismissed or seek to get the charges dropped.
If the case will move forward, your attorney will look at the evidence and listen to your side of the story, learning more about what happened from your point of view and helping you present this to the court when necessary.
Defense attorneys also make sure that they give you information on how to act in court and in the presence of people associated with the case. Making a good impression and knowing when to speak out or stay quiet could make or break your case.
If you are in trouble with the law, your attorney can help. Whether it's a violent crime charge or one for a white collar crime, your attorney can prepare you for what comes next. Our site has more on what you can do if you've been arrested or are being investigated for participating in a criminal act.