If you have been charged with a crime in Greenville, you might not know what to do next. The truth is that regardless of your guilt or innocence, your freedom is on the line. A capable criminal defense attorney is your greatest ally in your search for justice.
If you have been arrested for a crime, do not settle for just any lawyer. At the Law Office of Mo Abusaft, our attorneys have years of experience fighting for justice for members of our Greenville community. Please do not hesitate to contact us today to find out how we may be able to help you.
How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You
You likely have already been told that a defense attorney is essential. But you may not be aware of the many tasks your lawyer will perform:
As a criminal defendant, you have specific rights that law enforcement officers and prosecutors are legally bound to respect. However, because the laws in this area are incredibly complex, many defendants do not know when their rights are being violated.
Criminal defense attorneys are well-versed in the laws concerning your rights. They are also familiar with the ways prosecutors and others attempt to violate them. Your attorney can tell when your rights are being violated, and they will fight to protect them.
Investigating Your Case
When law enforcement officers investigate alleged crimes, they are not just on a fact-finding mission — they are looking for evidence that they can use against you in court.
However, a capable criminal defense attorney can visit the crime scene, interview witnesses, and build their own case. Unlike the prosecution, your attorney looks for discrepancies and other factors that might create reasonable doubt in the courtroom.
Formulating a Defense Strategy
This is what most people think of when they imagine the job of a defense attorney. When a prosecutor argues for your guilt, they construct a cohesive theory meant to convince the judge and/or jury. If you want to have a fighting chance, you need a cohesive theory of your own.
Every person’s case is unique, and your attorney can work with you to formulate a solid strategy. Your lawyer might make arguments like the following:
- The eyewitness testimony against you is unreliable
- You acted in self-defense
- You have an alibi
- The state does not have enough evidence to prove you committed the crime beyond a reasonable doubt
- Your arrest or the investigation involved police misconduct
Creating a defense strategy is one of the most important things your attorney can do for you. Not all attorneys have the same commitment to justice. But when you choose the Law Office of Mo Abusaft, you can be assured that our experienced lawyers will fight tirelessly for you.
Helping You Make Important Decisions
If you have been charged with a crime, the road ahead will more than likely include major decisions. For example, many criminal defendants are offered plea deals. If you receive such an offer, it is up to you to decide whether you take the plea or take your chances with a jury trial.
Major decisions like these are extremely difficult, especially when you are already under all the stress that criminal charges can bring. An experienced attorney can help you weigh the risks and benefits of each scenario before you make your decision.
Representing You in the Courtroom
In the courtroom, your defense attorney is your voice. They are responsible for cross-examining any witnesses brought by the prosecution and for objecting to any improper testimony. If your case goes to a jury trial, they also may work to select jury members who will be most likely to give you a fair chance.
Connecting You to Your Family
The process of facing criminal charges is not just hard on you — it also impacts your family. Your loved ones will often want to be updated on your case. However, if you are being held in jail, it is unwise to discuss your case over the phone or during in-person visits. If you choose to allow it, your attorney can regularly give your family updates on the progress of the case.
The Criminal Defense Attorneys at the Law Office of Mo Abusaft Are Ready to Help
Even if you think your case seems hopeless, it is important to never give up. A skilled defense attorney may be able to advocate for you in ways you had not considered before.
Choosing the right attorney is the first step in your fight for justice. And when you choose Mo Abusaft and his team, you choose dedicated attorneys who are eager to fight for you. To us, you are so much more than a case. Contact us today to discuss your case and see how we can help.