Houston, Texas defense attorney Neal Davis explains why consulting a law firm is vital if you've been charged with a crime, regardless of guilt.
If you've been arrested and charged with a crime which you did not commit, you may be wondering, “Do I need a criminal defense lawyer if I'm innocent?”
After all, your innocence is on your side, right?
Veteran Houston criminal defense attorney Neal Davis has the answer about whether you need a defense lawyer: “Absolutely.”
“A lawyer will ensure that your rights are protected,” Davis says. “A lawyer will make sure that police or prosecutors do not take advantage of you. A lawyer also will make sure that the evidence of your innocence is conveyed in the most impactful way to police or prosecutors.”
Police May ‘Rush to Judgment'
All this is necessary, Davis says, because police and prosecutors sometimes “rush to judgment.” In other words, they may not consider that, by law, you are “innocent until proven guilty.” Instead, they may consider you guilty from the start and then try to build a slanted case against you accordingly.
In doing so, “Police or prosecutors may reach incorrect conclusions based on vague or unreliable evidence,” Davis says. “They may do this by convincing themselves that they are right and everyone else is wrong.”
Keep in mind that district attorneys are not your friends. Their job is to gain convictions and not to be fair or impartial. Just because you are innocent does not mean they won't try mightily to convict you.
Defendants Need Defense Lawyers
Neal Davis knows innocent defendants need criminal defense lawyers, “whose duty includes explaining to them why they are innocent.” In other words, your defense attorney will build a case for your innocence, amassing facts and details which will support your side.
Davis knows the law, and he knows that innocence must be established. He also knows that the mere belief by police or prosecutors that you are guilty does not make you a guilty person.
If you have been charged with a crime for which you are innocent, you still need a skilled criminal defense lawyer such as Neal Davis to help you.
Neal Davis has almost two decades of experience dealing with prosecutors and police. He has often persuaded police not to file charges. He has often persuaded prosecutors, when charges already have been filed, to drop such charges and dismiss the case.
Contact the Neal Davis Law Firm today for your case review.