People who are arrested for a crime may be innocent until proven guilty, but there is no denying the fact that defendants may be looked on unfavorably even before trial begins. Unlike plaintiffs in injury cases, an offender does not have the benefit of being seen as the "victim," and it will be up to the defendant's attorney to demonstrate the reasons that an alleged offender should be found not guilty. Therfore, demonstrating the alleged offender's innocence. For this reason, it is vital that you hire a criminal defense attorney who is both competent and personable to represent your interests.
The Value of Likable Criminal Defense Attorney
There's a big difference between book smarts and street smarts. An attorney who knows the law inside and out can still lose his case if he doesn't have the skills to present his case effectively.
A defense lawyer's personality is vital to: to a jury or judge.
- Communication. Communication skills are a key component of a good defense. Your attorney should be able to effectively explain legal options to you, but also communicate with the judge in matters of the law and reach the jury on their level of expertise and education.
- Presentation. Judges and juries don't just respond to lawyer's words, but also their tone of voice, body language, and emotional responses. Your lawyer's personality has a tremendous effect on the judge and jury, and is vital to getting the important matters in the case across to those who will decide your fate.
- Interaction. In criminal law, it's imperative to know the people as well as the proceedings involved in a case. Attorneys often work with other lawyers and judges in their court systems, and know how each judge and prosecutor operates. They know which arguments are likely to be effective and the tactics they have used in past cases, and can use this information to decide whether it is better to go for a plea bargain or go to trial.
The right defense for your case will depend on the specific details of your situation, so it is vital that you speak with us as soon as possible. If you have been accused of committing a crime, The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC is here to help protect your rights. Call (513) 929-9333 today to get the answers you need in your free case evaluation.