If you are set to appear in court for a criminal offense, then we have a few tips to share with you so you can, at least, be seen as a decent kind of individual incapable of the commission of a criminal offense of any kind.
The best way to go about this is to realize that appearances and perception is everything, that it means a lot, and can go a long way in determination of how you’ll be looked at by the very people who may have to decide your fate. Or in other words, the jurors.
In court, its best to leave any smirks of wit in the lobby, and be humble while keeping a puppy dog type look on your face so people will see you in a non aggressive light. After all, people who aren’t aggressive aren’t criminals right?
Well.. no, but people feel this way, and any good criminal defense lawyer will play on this nuance, on behalf of their client.
Houston area police agencies love to arrest alleged felons, lock them up in jail, and as with the case of Josiah Sutton, say the hell with the evidence. You see, Josiah Sutton was convicted a result of faulty evidence processing in the Houston Police Crime Lab. This unfortunate case of the mishandling of evidence was repeated in many cases.
Unfortunately, Josiah Sutton, and many others like him, may have been found not guilty, or innocent if represented by one of many competent criminal defense lawyers in Houston.
Josiah’s Story: http://www.chron.com/exonerees/stories/josiah-sutton/
As with most inner city youths in Houston that somehow get arrested for crimes they didn’t commit, defense funding can be hard to come by. However, having a criminal defense lawyer on your side is the best way to ensure that aren’t wrongfully convicted.
Sure, you can go to trial with a public defender and confident because you know you are innocent, but unfortunately you as the defendant could be the only one who believes in your story. That, and having an over-worked and underpaid public defender isn’t going to help your chances in the court of law.
Talk with a criminal defense attorney that will accept payment plans and act as a staunch defender that is going to be in your corner fighting for your rights hand, tooth, and gritty nail.