You may be confused about what happened and whether you are even to blame. However, your attorney needs to know everything. Start at the beginning of your story and walk them through it step by step.
If you don’t know what happened or weren’t at the scene of the incident, let your attorney know that also. Tell your attorney where you were and who may have seen you there. Is there any reason you may be accused of this crime? You should disclose everything you can to your lawyer.
If you are being accused of a crime, the prosecution will likely have witnesses that collaborate their accusations. We need to ask those people questions and find out if they have said anything negative about you.
Think about what happened and whether there were any people nearby or if you have any friends who may have seen the situation. We can request to speak with them, hopefully before the investigators have a chance to reach out.
If you have ever been arrested or convicted of a crime, let your attorney know. Even if the charges were dropped, your attorney needs to know everything about your past. If you have a juvenile record or any type of history with the court system, it’s essential to be transparent.
Your criminal record may impact whether or not the prosecution is willing to make a plea agreement. The court will consider your record when sentencing you as well. We need to be prepared with as much knowledge as possible.
Your attorney needs to know more than the specific incident that the police are investigating. You should let your attorney know everything about your past. If we go to court, we will not only be proving your innocence, but we will be depicting your humanity and dignity.
Society often thinks people are guilty before the facts have been thoroughly evaluated. We will prove that you deserve a fair shake.
It’s essential to stay in contact with your criminal defense attorney. They will need to speak with you frequently throughout the legal process. Your defense strategy should be created with your input.
Make sure you give your attorney your phone number, email address, and any other way they can contact you. Let them know if they can leave voice messages with the phone numbers you give them. Keep your mailing address up to date with the court and your attorney so you get notices of hearings and other times that you will need to appear.
Attorney Michael Fayard will work with you hand in hand to develop a strategy to get you the best outcome possible in your case. Call today at (808) 445-6708 or use our online contact form to reach out.