Do I Need a Criminal Lawyer?
Why a St. Louis Defense Attorney Is Not an Option
Every day, millions of crimes are committed in the United States. Most of these charges are based on truth and are deserving of a conviction. However, out of millions of charges, there is always a chance that accusations may be false. Everyone has heard the term "innocent until proven guilty," but that does not always mean that someone who is innocent will not end up paying the penalty for the crime they have been accused of committing. Many people have been wrongfully convicted in the past and it will happen again. The only way to fight a false conviction is to hire an aggressive and skilled St. Louis criminal defense attorney.
Causes of False Convictions & How to Defend Yourself
There are many different reasons why a person could be falsely convicted of a crime. Oftentimes, the court is in a hurry to push cases through the system due to the number of cases waiting to be processed. If a case is rushed, mistakes are more likely to be made. Another cause of wrongful convictions is false information and false testimony. People have been convicted and sentenced, only to have their case exonerated when the evidence is later found to be faulty or fabricated. The Sumner Law Group could determine these mistakes and prevent you from being a victim of such injustice.
It is also important to hire a lawyer to ensure that you follow procedure and that you are protected from making any unnecessary mistakes. For example, you should exercise your Miranda Rights and "remain silent" because "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." The only person you should speak with regarding your case should be your attorney, who is bound through attorney-client privilege to keep everything confidential. Should you share any sensitive information with another person purposely or by accident, the information could be used to your disadvantage in court. Obtain this valuable attorney-client relationship today by calling the Sumner Law Group for a free consultation on your case.
Find a Criminal Defense Attorney in Saint Louis
Each member of our firm's legal team is a firm advocate for justice and will fight vigorously to defend their client from false charges. We understand the penalties you may be facing and how difficult and stressful your situation is. Having handled countless criminal defense cases, many of which have been brought to trial, we have a detailed understanding of the court process and could build a strong defense on your behalf. If you have been arrested for a crime, get legal representation immediately by contacting an attorney from our firm.