When you commit a crime, the first thing you should do is remember that you have a right to an attorney. Whether you committed a crime intentionally or not, what happens next is largely up to the authorities. Some prosecuting attorneys might seek relatively simple charges. Others, however, are more aggressive and will push for the harshest possible charges and penalties.
The point of a solid criminal defense is to protect your reputation, your rights and to make sure you're not treated unfairly. Your attorney will take steps to guarantee that the laws of the state or country are followed appropriately, and they'll make sure there is not an unfair bias against you in court.
How can a criminal defense attorney help you at trial?
If you will go to trial, your defense attorney has a few jobs. The first is to make sure you have a solid defense plan. The second is to guarantee that you understand how the trial works and what to expect. Finally, your attorney will take the time to help you with your appearance, the way you present yourself and your interactions in court.
The goal of any attorney is to make sure you give off the best first impression. That may mean wearing a suit to court, trimming or cutting your hair and making it presentable, shaving facial hair or taking other steps to look the part of a respectable person. You'll also receive guidance on what you should say or do during the trial, so you don't offend the judge or make other errors.
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