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6 Things You Need to Tell Your Criminal Defense Attorney

The Supreme Court has made it more difficult for inmates to get released! When you have criminal charges brought against you, a good attorney can keep you from losing your freedom.

However, you can get the best attorney in the world but if they don’t have all the facts and information. It can put you at a disadvantage. You should not hesitate to tell your attorney all the things they need to know to help you to win your case.

Here’s a look at some important things that you must discuss with your criminal defense attorney.

1. The Personal Context of the Criminal Charges

One of the things that your attorney will need to know is the reason why you were charged. Whenever criminal charges are laid there are usually extenuating circumstances surrounding the charges that have been laid against the individual.

You need to give your attorney all the minor and major details that can help provide context for the charges that have been laid against you. These details are critical to your defense.

Something that you think may not help your case. May be just what is necessary to rid you of the charges. Don’t hold back, you should be completely honest with your attorney. And tell them exactly how you came to be charged. As well as, the context in which the charges have been laid against you.

2. Tell Your Criminal Defense Attorney about Witnesses

Witnesses are often one of the key components of any case and if you have several witnesses then this can provide a lot of legal help for your case.

Informing your attorney of all the witnesses you can think of is very important. Someone may be more beneficial to the case than you could imagine. Your lawyer can also tell you if a witness will damage your case in court.

If someone is damaging to your case then it is likely that the prosecution will bring them to testify against you. If you feel that someone is going to testify against you, let your criminal defense lawyer know.

You should also let them know in what context they could testify against you. This way your attorney will not be blindsided by not having enough time to prepare for a damaging witness.

3. Who You Have Spoken To

If you have spoken to anyone about the case, you need to tell your lawyer. Often when people are overwhelmed by charges against them, they need someone to confide in and the easiest people are those closest to them.

Whether you are guilty or not, you need to let your attorney know who you have spoken to about the details of the case. When they’re trying to form a case against you the prosecution will dig up any and every person who can corroborate their case against you.

If you have spoken to someone it is a possibility that they will find out and they will call this person to testify. Your attorney needs to know all of this so they can prepare a good defense for you.

4. Your Statements to the Police

When you get arrested you are usually told that you have the right to remain silent. You are also told that anything you say can and will be used against you in court if necessary.

If did not avail yourself of this right and spoke to the police, you need to let your lawyer know exactly what you said.

You may not have said anything that you think will have negative legal repercussions but this is never a certainty when you talk to the police in a criminal case. Tell your attorney what you said and they will decide whether or not it is incriminating.

5. Your History With the Victim

If the victim, in the case, is somebody who you have a history with, you need to tell your attorney. It isn’t wise for you to hide this.

The prosecution will usually find this evidence on their own especially if it is a matter of public record. Letting your attorney know about this history can help them adequately prepare your defense.

6. Your Financial Issues

If you are having financial challenges you need to let your attorney know about it. You will undoubtedly have to pay legal fees if you hire a lawyer. So, you need to let your lawyer know about your financial situation.

Having a clear knowledge of how much you will need to pay for your legal defense is a key part of the case. Your attorney may be able to offer you flexible payment terms and plans if they are aware of your financial situation.

The bottom line is that, while finances are a sensitive and private matter, it is essential that you open up in this way. So that your fees for your defense can be properly sorted out.

Get the Best Criminal Defense Attorney

Getting the best criminal defense attorney is essential if you want to win your case. However, to win your case you must ensure that you give your attorney all the necessary information so that they can build an airtight case for you.

Failure to give your attorney vital information can cost you the case, and get you jail time. Your lawyer will not be as prepared as they should be without all the facts and this can be detrimental in the long run.

If you would like to hire an attorney, please do not hesitate to contact us.


RHINO Lawyers can help and guide you through a system molded by law enforcement, judges, and lawyers for decades. Having won cases for our clients in similar circumstances, our criminal defense team knows what it takes to fight on your behalf.

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