If you are innocent and accused of a crime, you need a great lawyer to protect and defend you!

Jails and prisons in the U.S. have countless inmates wrongfully convicted due to ineffective lawyers and false or exaggerated allegations. Do not talk to the police or take a “wait and see” approach!

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Your best defense against false accusations is a proactive and strong defense lawyer.

The Innocent Project, a group of attorneys headquartered in New York City, is responsible for dozens of people having been proven innocent and exonerated by DNA testing in the United States after serving time on death row. These people were convicted in states across the United States and convicted beyond a reasonable doubt for crimes they did not commit. So, if you are wondering, “If I am Innocent, why do I need an attorney?” you need to understand that there is a risk of a wrongful conviction without a skilled, experienced defense lawyer protecting and defending you.

For example, on September 2, 2014, two brothers who were North Carolina death row inmates were freed after three decades in prison for murdering a young girl. After nearly 30 years, another man’s DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the girl’s body the brothers were convicted of killing.

The defendant’s attorneys never gave up on attempting to exonerate the brothers. When faced with the DNA evidence, the district attorney agreed that the state did not have a case against the defendants. The North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission (a state agency) gave much-needed assistance to the defense. The Commission is responsible for reviewing cases and determining whether sufficient evidence merits judicial review.

Are you innocent and wrongfully accused of committing a crime? Do you need an attorney?

A common question the attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. get asked is, “Why should I have to pay for an attorney when I did nothing wrong?” That way of thinking is “pennywise and pound foolish.” If those people, wrongfully sent to death row, did not get the help of expert criminal defense lawyers, where would they be? They would still be on death row. Don’t forget that these are people who were convicted “beyond a reasonable doubt” even though they were 100% innocent. Why? Among many reasons, there may have been police or prosecutor misconduct, ineffective assistance of counsel, inadequate scientific evidence, a twisted judge, or some other reason. A great attorney, who will undoubtedly require a fair fee, gives anyone the best chance of avoiding criminal charges or a wrongful conviction.

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“If I’m innocent, why do I need an attorney?”

The criminal justice system in the United States is the greatest on earth, but it is not without flaws. It is unfortunate but true that innocent people can be convicted wrongfully. Even people responsible for some offense may be unfairly charged or convicted of a wrongful, higher charge. Because the system is susceptible to injustice, you must have expert legal help to prevent that from happening. It is foolish to defend yourself or use an inadequate or bargain defense attorney when you are up against the police and prosecutor’s unlimited resources. If you need help, you need the experienced attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. They are recognized experts in defending people charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in state and federal court.

“How do I contact the judge and tell him or her I’m innocent?”

Contacting a judge directly if you are charged with a crime is generally not advisable. In most legal systems, direct communication with a judge outside of the formal legal process, especially by a party involved in a case, is considered inappropriate and may even be illegal. This is because it can be seen as an attempt to influence the judge outside the judicial process.

It is best to work through your attorney when charged with a crime. Your lawyer will represent you in court and communicate on your behalf, ensuring all interactions with the judge and the court adhere to legal procedures and ethical standards. If you don’t have an attorney, it is highly recommended to obtain one, especially if you face felony or misdemeanor charges.

If you believe there is important information the judge should know, you should discuss this with your attorney. They will know how to appropriately present this information within the context of the legal proceedings.

“If I tell the police I’m innocent, will they drop charges?”

Simply stating that you are innocent does not obligate the authorities to drop the charges against you. The charges will not necessarily be dropped even if you have a witness who attests to your innocence. In the legal system, a person’s guilt or innocence is determined through a formal legal process, typically involving an investigation, gathering and presenting evidence, and a trial or hearing in front of a judge or jury.

Your statement of innocence is a plea, not proof. It’s the trial and litigation process that evaluates whether the evidence supports the charges against you. If you are innocent, you need an attorney to defend you aggressively. It’s crucial to have legal representation during this process, as an attorney can guide you through the legal system, protect your rights, and help present your defense effectively.

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If You are Innocent, You Need the Attorneys With LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. to Protect and Defend You

If you, or someone you know, is charged with committing a crime and you are innocent. Do not try to handle the situation with a bargain lawyer or a general practice attorney who is more concerned with the quantity of their practice and not the quality of their results. You must have the best possible legal representation to help navigate the system and protect your interests. The attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. have decades of experience practicing exclusively criminal law. We are in state and federal courtrooms around the State of Michigan daily. Our attorneys are respected for their professionalism and expertise by other attorneys, the courts, and prosecutors. Please contact the attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. with any questions.

For those individuals who are innocent and trying to figure out if they need an attorney, it is essential they consult with experienced defense counsel to determine their best options.

Call us today at (248) 263-6800 for a free consultation or complete an online Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.

We will find a way to help you and, most importantly,
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