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Don’t back these costly errors in your criminal case

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2024 | Criminal Defense |

Regardless of the type of crime you’re accused of committing, a criminal conviction can cause significant damage to your life. You could end up facing jail or prison time, financially ruinous fines, and harm to your character that negatively impacts everything from your employment to the time you get to spend with your children. That’s why you have to build the most aggressive criminal defense you can manage, which starts as soon as you know that you’re under investigation.

While there’s a lot that can go into an effective criminal defense, one of the first things you need to do is avoid making mistakes that can put you behind the eight-ball in your case.

Errors that could jeopardize your criminal defense

It’s easier to make a mistake in a criminal case than you might think. Each of the following, for example, could put you in the prosecution’s crosshairs:

  • Failing to act on your right to remain silent.
  • Failing to act on your right to an attorney.
  • Making incriminating statements.
  • Consenting to a search of your car or home.
  • Discussing your case with those closest to you.
  • Destroying or hiding evidence.
  • Trying to intimidate witnesses so that they don’t speak out against you.
  • Testifying in your own defense when circumstances don’t call for it.
  • Allowing the police to pressure you into talking.

Any of these mistakes could lead to damaging evidence being presented against you, which very well could lead to your conviction. So, be mindful of your actions, and try to refrain from discussing your case with anyone other than your attorney.

Don’t give the prosecution the evidence they need to convict you

You don’t want to be your own worst enemy in your criminal case. That’s why now is the time to start thinking about how to build an aggressive criminal defense that seeks to block the prosecution’s tactics. By doing so while being mindful of commonly made mistakes in criminal cases, you’ll hopefully be able to beat the charges that have been levied against you, thereby allowing you to get back to your normal life.