It is easy to forget that in America an arrest is not the same as a conviction. Why? Well, because anytime someone is arrested the perception of that person, typically, becomes one associated with guilt. After all, some might think, why would there have been an arrest without cause? However, for as many arrests as occur in Maryland each year, it is important to remember that some cases are dismissed or, if they go to trial, end with “not guilty” verdicts.
So, how do you prepare your criminal defense strategy after an arrest? It depends on the charge, obviously, and every case will be different. The facts of any given case can vary quite a bit. Attention to the details is crucial.
Also, it is important to remember that in criminal cases the burden is on the prosecution to prove each element of the criminal charge beyond a reasonable doubt. That is a high burden. Sometimes, the evidence simply isn’t there to meet that burden. And, sometimes, it takes a good defense attorney to point that out.
Working to protect your rights
At our law firm, we know the immense pressure that criminal defendants face. In most cases, their freedom is at stake, but so too, oftentimes, is a person’s livelihood and future opportunities. We work with our clients to make sure that they are getting the right information to make the best decision to prepare their own unique criminal defense strategies. Your rights need to be protected throughout a criminal case. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.