Criminal Defense involves representing those accused of violating local, state, or federal laws, whether such offenses are misdemeanors, felonies, or merely traffic violations. If you have been suspended, accused or arrested for any crime, you face a number of emotional challenges, including fear guilt, even if you are completely innocent of the offense. Emotion will often lead the accused to make bad decisions before he or she hires a lawyer, decisions that can have a drastic, often negative, and sometimes catastrophic effect on the eventual outcome of the case.
One of the worst things that a person accused of a crime can do is to give a statement to police or other
law enforcement investigators, even if the person is 100% innocent of the offense. Law abiding citizens often
naively believe that if they tell the police detectives everything they know about a situation, "the truth will set
them free." Thank is simply NOT the case, as law enforcement officers do not earn credibility in
their department, or with the public, by how many people they let gom but rather how many convictions they secure,
regardless of whether they can be sure that the person was convicted "beyond a reasonable doubt