Resuming Facing Criminal Charges? 6 Reasons to Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer (Pt. 1), here, we will continue to point out some of the important ways that an experienced attorney can help you if you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony offense.

More Reasons to Retain a Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer

An experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer can:

3 – Prepare you to take the stand

Preparing you to take the stand and discrediting prosecutors’ eye witnesses are two ways a Denver criminal defense lawyer can help you. Contact us for the best criminal defense.

Preparing you to take the stand and discrediting prosecutors’ eye witnesses are two ways a Denver criminal defense lawyer can help you. Contact us for the best criminal defense.

When facing criminal charges, one of your rights will be to take the stand in your own defense or to not do so (and the choice to not take the stand cannot be used against you to try to argue that “you have something to hide,” etc.).

So, while an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer can advise you whether taking the stand in your defense is more or less risky in your case, (s)he can also help you get ready to testify if you choose to do so (regardless of the legal advice you receive).

Preparing to take the stand in court is far more important than you may realize, as:

  • Your body language, as well as your words, will be closely analyzed the jury.
  • You may be unaware of how a jury would perceive you, and an attorney can help you get a better idea of this.
  • You will need to be prepared for potentially antagonistic, offensive and/or harsh questions from the prosecutors who will cross examine you.

As a result, having the help of an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer can prepare you so that you are able to effectively communicate your side of the story without inadvertently hurting your defense case.

4 – Help discredit the prosecutor’s eye witnesses

Although eye witnesses can offer very compelling testimony to juries, these witnesses do not always report the truth, their stories can change, they can stretch the facts, etc. This is not to say that eye witnesses are bad or are intentionally lying (though some may); it’s more to underscore the point that eye witness testimony is often unreliable and that an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer can point this out in court to discredit prosecutor’s witnesses.

For instance, depending on the details of the case, it may be possible to point out that prosecutor’s eye witnesses:

  • Have gotten some and/or major details of the alleged offense wrong
  • Have told different stories about the incident
  • Have vision impairments
  • Have a history of falsifying stories in legal settings
  • Have something to gain or hide by possibly altering the truth.

Look for the upcoming conclusion to this blog series for some more important reasons to retain an experienced Denver criminal defense lawyer like Bruce H. Rabun.

Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer at the Law Office of Bruce H. Rabun, LLC

Have you or someone you love been charged with a crime? If so, you can turn to Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun for aggressive representation and the strongest possible defense.

To find out more about how Denver Criminal Defense Lawyer Bruce H. Rabun can help you, attend an initial consultation with him. You can schedule this meeting by calling (303) 221-7899 or by emailing our firm using the contact form on this page. From our office in Centennial, we represent people throughout the Denver metro areas, Arapahoe County, Douglas County and Jefferson County.

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