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5 Things You Should Tell Your Detroit Criminal Attorney

Nov 08, 2020, by Maurice Davis in Criminal Defense
5 things you should tell your Detroit criminal attorney

If you’ve been charged with a crime or you think the police may be investigating you, reach out to a Detroit criminal attorney right away. You will need someone on your side to protect your rights. When you speak with a lawyer, make sure you tell them everything about the situation so they can develop a strong defense against pending charges.

Attorney Maurice Davis has extensive experience representing people who face serious charges throughout Michigan. He will listen to your side of the story and gather evidence in support of your claims. He will do his best to get your charges dismissed or reduced so they don’t hurt you for the rest of your life.

Call Davis Law Group today at (313) 818-3238 or use our online contact form to reach out.

When you do contact us, be ready to tell us everything about your case, including:

1. What Really Happened

You may be reluctant to give your attorney all of the details; however, your attorney is not here to judge you. Their job is to build a strong defense no matter the facts of the case. By telling them everything, you’re making sure they’re not surprised by evidence from the prosecution.

Even if you think you broke the law, you have rights that your attorney will protect. Maurice Davis will make sure you’re not charged with an inappropriate crime and the prosecution’s proposed penalties do not exceed what is necessary. He will ensure you are treated fairly in Detroit’s criminal justice system.

2. Where You Were At the Time of the Criminal Activity

You may think that your whereabouts during the criminal activity will paint you as guilty. However, your attorney needs to know where you really were. Even if you weren’t engaging in criminal activity, if you were nearby, your lawyer needs to know.

The prosecution may be making accusations against everyone who was remotely associated with a crime or location. We can often use the real story to fight back. We may tell the prosecution what you were really doing at the scene of the crime and let them know you weren’t involved.

3. Who Was Actually Involved in the Crime

You may want to protect your friends and family, but your attorney needs to know who was actually involved in the crime. Although that doesn’t mean you have to be a “snitch,” your attorney can use this information to point the prosecution away from you.

4. When You Found Out About the Allegations

If you are under investigation or suspect the police are following you, it’s the best time to contact an attorney. By being proactive, we can meet potential charges head-on. If you think someone made false allegations against you, or someone threatened to, tell your attorney when that happened so they can use this information in statements to the prosecution.

5. Where Any Additional Evidence Might Be

Your attorney needs to have all of the evidence possible. If there is video footage or pictures of the situation you’re being accused of, then you should tell your lawyer about it. If evidence exists at someone else’s house or business location, tell your attorney. Don’t leave anything out when letting your defense know about the crime.

Contact Davis Law Group For Criminal Defense in Detroit

If you are being investigated or have already been charged, you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible. Do not speak with the police before getting legal advice. Call attorney Maurice Davis for a confidential consultation to find out what your next steps should be: (313) 818-3238 or use our online contact form.