Up until a few years ago, the criminal law knowledge only extended as far as what I had seen on courtroom dramas and news coverage. So when I found myself facing criminal charges for a crime I did not commit, I must admit that I was less than optimistic about my ability to prove my innocence. Thankfully, I was able to find a qualified attorney that was willing to take on my case.
After the charges against me were dropped, I was determined to never allow myself to feel so helpless again. So I started dedicating my free time to learning more about criminal law and how I could have handled the situation differently. It is my hope that by starting this site, I will be able to share with the world everything that I have learned so that no one else needs to experience what I did.
If you are facing criminal charges, it is understandable that you are afraid and might make mistakes. Unfortunately, these common mistakes may compromise your trial. Knowing some common mistakes defendants make may help you if you ever face charges.
Giving Inconsistent Statements
Many defendants may find themselves backed into a corner, especially at trial, when they give inconsistent statements. In most cases, this is indicative of deceit and will make it easier for the state to mount a defense against you at trial. [Read More]