Facing a criminal charge is scary. Your criminal law attorney will tell you that every action you take following your charge has the potential to impact your case. Knowing what you should and shouldn’t do under these circumstances can be crucial. Michael L. Brown wants you to be aware of the following things.

Dos

First, contact a lawyer. Even if you suspect that a criminal charge may be filed against you, you should contact a criminal lawyer. This one step can help you immensely when it comes to fighting a charge. A criminal lawyer can intervene on your behalf throughout the process. At the very least, they can help you through the process of being charged.

As you’re working with your lawyer, be sure to fully tell your side of the story in a professional, objective manner. The same goes for any time you go to court. A well-communicated defense can speak volumes to a jury and a judge – and can possibly help you win your case. Practice your defense with your lawyer.

Don’ts

Don’t enter a plea without first obtaining legal advice and assistance from a criminal lawyer. This goes for both major and minor offenses. Know that any offense, large or small, can have damaging consequences for your future. Avoid discussing your case or signing statements without your criminal defense attorney knowing about it. Any discussion or statements you make could be used against you in court.

Don’t wait to seek out legal guidance when it comes to a criminal charge. Contact a criminal lawyer right away. See how Michael L. Brown, our firm’s criminal lawyer, can help you by calling today.

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