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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer If I'm Innocent?


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Do I Need a Criminal Defense Lawyer If I'm Innocent?

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.

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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 free case review.

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Client needed representation for a child sex abuse case that was complex and needed an attorney who understood the full extent of the law.

" Neal represented our son and the case against him was dismissed, while other attorneys we consulted primarily focused on explaining their fees and pushed us to settle. Neal took time to understand our needs and truly appreciate our values and to convey to the Court, the District Attorney and the Judge the true essence of the case details and the circumstances of how our son was himself victimized, versus treating us as another case. He saw the case through to the utmost extent of the law, so our son, who is an honor student, was completely exonerated, and he made sure that support and professional help were in place during the experience. He declined the court's offer of a 2-year probation and pushed harder with the D.A. even though we had already paid him his fees. Most attorneys would have simply walked away at that point; however, Neal wasn't satisfied with the results and had the case reset since he knew it was not a fair result for my son. In the end, the case was dismissed. "

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He doesn't give up, no matter what you're up against
Client's child sex abuse case was dismissed

" This man saved my life from false imprisonment. Neal's belief in 'liberty and justice for all' as laid out in the Constitution of the United States, and especially as that principle relates to constitutional rights regarding the receipt of a fair trial, coupled with his refusal to quit fighting, are attributes of a noble spirit and a man of high character. When I interviewed Neal to defend me against very serious false accusations and criminal charges that followed, his candor about what I was up against and his real interest in my general welfare made choosing him to defend me a 'no brainer.' Hiring Neal after hearing Dick DeGuerin say 'Neal is a real fighter' was the best decision I could have made and this was after interviewing a number of attorneys. He cares about people, truth, and justice; an attorney who will not give up; a man who will defend the rights of anyone accused of a crime with every fiber of his being to ensure fairness and the protection of our legal rights."

Sex Crimes • Houston • Rating: 5.0/5
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Dismissal of two online charges

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