Common Mistakes People Make When They Are Charged With A Crime
Being charged with a crime can put you in a tough situation that might seem difficult to overcome. While it’s only natural to feel scared and alone, it’s important to develop a strong case to defend your charges.
Unfortunately, the anxiety and agitation of defending yourself against a crime you’re accused of committing can cause you to make some mistakes, which can adversely affect the end result. To ensure that your case is best represented, it’s best to enlist the services of a criminal defense attorney.
To help you avoid some basic errors that could prove to be costly, M. Byron Morgan, Attorney-at-Law, has put together a list of the most common mistakes people make when they are charged with a crime.
1. Not remaining silent
The most common mistake people make when faced with criminal charges is not remaining silent and talking to police. You have the right to remain silent, and you should exercise it. Speaking to the police, or worse, getting agitated or angry while discussing with them could adversely affect your result. Sometimes, silence is the best answer.
2. Failing to hire a professional lawyer
Some people try to represent themselves. This is most easily compared to performing surgery on yourself. Would you give yourself anesthesia and cut yourself open? Of course not! Why would you try to defend yourself? Get the legal equivalent of a doctor, i.e., a lawyer to defend you. An experienced professional lawyer, who knows the ins and outs of criminal law, will be able to put up a strong case, thus helping you to improve the outcome of your case.
3. Not taking criminal charges seriously
Some people think that the charges they face are not as serious as they are. You need to realize the reality of what you are facing to deal with it in an optimum manner. Not taking criminal charges seriously could cause legal complications that can hamper your reputation and ruin your future.
To avoid these and other mistakes, reach out to M. Byron Morgan, Attorney-at-Law. With over twenty-nine years of experience of working as an attorney and extensive knowledge of the law, I am committed to strengthening my clients’ cases by putting in my best efforts. I can help you with a wide range of legal defense services, including sex crime and child crime defense, major felony defense, domestic violence defense, drug crime defense, and juvenile crime defense.