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Key Elements of a Solid Criminal Defense 

August 23, 2022

When you have been charged with a serious offense, you want to make sure you have a good attorney by your side. District attorneys are prolific at charging and prosecuting those arrested.

If you’re facing a criminal case, you need to build a strong criminal defense. Having a solid defense attorney can help, but it’s also important to understand the key elements of your criminal defense case. Here’s what you need for a successful case. 

Robust Evidence Collection

Prosecutors are not the only ones who collect evidence in a case. Having a defense lawyer that also collects evidence in your defense is important. Collecting all of the relevant information on the case can help to build a more solid foundation. That information can help you support your side of the story. 

The lawyer should go in to interview witnesses, visit the scene of the crime, and collect all of the documents. The crime scene and evidence from witnesses can help your lawyer find issues with the prosecution’s claims, helping you prove you weren’t responsible for the crime. 

Knowledge of the Law and Your Rights 

When you’re heading to court for your criminal trial, knowing the laws impacting your case and your rights is vital. That includes knowing whether you’re facing a misdemeanor or felony and what penalties you may face for a conviction. If you’re uncertain about these points, the prosecution will have a much easier time convicting you. 

Knowing the law impacting your case can supplement the evidence you’re bringing, helping you prove you weren’t breaking the law. For example, the law states that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the criminal offense. That means you may need evidence that shows you weren’t present or otherwise couldn’t have been responsible. 

Knowing your rights can help you determine when law enforcement has violated your rights. For example, if the police officer failed to read you your Miranda rights, what you say may not be admissible in court. Talk to your lawyer if you have any questions about your rights. 

A Lawyer Who’s Ready to Fight for You

When you’re facing a criminal trial, your future is on the line. A criminal record could impact you for years or even a lifetime. Because of this, getting a knowledgeable, experienced lawyer on your side is essential. 

Your lawyer should be a resource for the information you need about your case. They should know any and all applicable laws, and they should be ready to use that knowledge in the courtroom. 

Your lawyer will also represent you in court. That means you don’t have to worry about making a mistake without guidance. Your lawyer will explain your most viable defense and how they can make your case a success. 

Speak with a Criminal Defense Lawyer on Your Defense

When you’re facing criminal charges, you need to know what key elements can help you build a top defense. Building that defense without help can be tough, but your lawyer is here to help. 

Speak with Chris Lewis & Associates P.C., and we can provide you with answers to any questions you have about your case. Give us a call at 214-665-6930 or complete the following online contact form when you’re ready to speak with a lawyer. 


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