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What do you need to tell your defense attorney?

You knew you were in trouble when the police arrived at your office. You thought you might be accused of participating in some of the criminal acts you saw around your office, and now you have been.

It's important to have a solid strategy for defending yourself if you're accused of a crime. When you take your case to your attorney, he or she will want to know everything there is to know about it. This is the time when you should come clean about everything you know about the case. If you hold back information, it could end up complicating your case later.

Once you tell your story to your defense attorney, he or she will begin to talk to you about what would work as a defense. Sometimes, telling the truth is as good of a defense as you can get. Other times, the truth needs to be manipulated in a way that places you in a positive light in court. Your attorney will want to look at the backgrounds of witnesses and determine if they're credible. He or she will also look at the evidence against you and ways to deemphasize it in court.

Your attorney will ask you about many parts of your story, from why a crime took place to what happened when you were arrested by police. He or she is looking for situations that may have broken legal protocols first. For example, if a police officer interviewed you without telling you your rights, then the evidence the prosecution supposedly has may not be admissible in court.

Source: FindLaw, "Criminal Defense Strategies," accessed Sep. 07, 2017

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