For your criminal attorney to defend
you best, you should build a good relationshipwith him or her.
Confidentiality is practiced and you should build trust. Every case
is unique and your attorney can advice you on what is the best
actions to be taken and be planned out.
An important part of building a successful defense in
a criminal case is the relationship between the defendant and their
attorney. A Tampa criminal attorney should work with their client to
build a defense which is based around a version of events which
provide a legal interpretation for the offense they have been charged
with. Communication is a key aspect of this relationship and provide
the basis for the overall defense.
When you first begin preparing your defense with your
Tampa criminal attorney you should be aware or be made aware of the
As the defendant, your version of events as recounted
to your Tampa criminal attorney will fall into one of three
categories a complete denial which means evidence must be
presented which exonerates you from any part in the charges; an
admission of guilt and explanation of events which are different from
those presented by the prosecution and a confession of guilt to all
evidence and charges presented by the prosecution. Admitting guilt
can be a defense strategy in cases where innocence cannot be proved
and by pleading guilty a lesser penalty could be handed down.
Your defense lawyer will work to produce what is
known as the theory of the case. This will include evidence
from witnesses, the wider society, other evidence and past
misdemeanors. Defendants who vehemently deny any involvement in the
crime are advised not to disclose anything to the police until they
have received legal counsel. To talk openly and candidly to the
police could see anything you say being used against you in a court
of law, as per the Miranda rights.
Every criminal case is unique and defendants need to keep this in
mind when they look at their case. Listening to the advice of their
lawyer will ultimately ensure they receive the best defense possible
and conceding where necessary, especially where strong evidence is
presented, can help to bring about an outcome which could not
previously have been considered.