As a criminal defense attorney, one of the most important aspects of my job is to thoroughly investigate and review the evidence in a case to build the strongest defense possible for my clients.
One of the first steps in this process is to carefully review all of the evidence that the prosecution plans to introduce at trial. This includes physical evidence, such as DNA or fingerprints, as well as witness statements and surveillance footage. I will also review any statements that my client may have made to law enforcement, as well as any other evidence that may be relevant to the case.
After reviewing the evidence, I will work to identify any weaknesses or inconsistencies in the prosecution's case. For example, if the prosecution's physical evidence is circumstantial, I will work to raise doubt about its reliability. If witness statements are contradictory, I will work to point out those inconsistencies in court.
In addition to reviewing the prosecution's evidence, I will also work to gather evidence that supports my client's innocence. This may include interviewing witnesses who saw my client at a different location at the time of the crime, or finding evidence that contradicts the prosecution's case.
It's also important to remember that some evidence may be excluded from the trial if it was obtained illegally or in violation of my client's constitutional rights. This is known as the exclusionary rule, and as a criminal defense attorney it's my duty to ensure that my client's rights were not violated during the investigation and arrest.
Another important aspect of my job as a criminal defense attorney is to build a rapport with my client and to keep them informed throughout the process. This includes explaining the legal process, discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the case, and providing guidance on plea negotiations or trial strategy.
In conclusion, as a criminal defense attorney, my job is to thoroughly investigate and review the evidence in a case to build the strongest defense possible for my clients. This includes identifying weaknesses and inconsistencies in the prosecution's case, gathering evidence that supports my client's innocence, and ensuring that my client's rights were not violated during the investigation and arrest.
It's also important to remember that every criminal case is unique and the approach to the case may vary depending on the facts and circumstances of the case, and the jurisdiction it's in.
If you have questions about your case, you can contact me at anytime at 317-643-1813 or you can book an appointment directly online by clicking here.