I am innocent! Why do I need an attorney?

By November 5, 2014 June 2nd, 2020 Accused of a Crime

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 as a result of ineffective lawyers and false or exaggerated allegations. Do not talk to the police, and do not take a “wait and see” approach! Your best defense to false accusations is a proactive and strong defense lawyer.

Why do I need an Attorney

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.

For example, on September 2, 2014, two North Carolina death row inmates, who are brothers, were freed after three decades in prison after another man’s DNA was discovered on a cigarette butt left near the body of the girl 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 participation of 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 if there is sufficient evidence to merit judicial review.

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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 a multitude of 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 payment of a fair fee, gives anyone the best chance of avoiding criminal charges or a wrongful conviction.

The United States Criminal Justice System

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 in this country. Even people who may be 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 keep that from happening to you. It is foolish to try and defend yourself or use an inadequate or bargain defense attorney when you are up against the unlimited resources of the police and prosecutors. You need help, and you need the experienced attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. that are recognized experts in the area of defending people charged with felony and misdemeanor offenses in state and federal court.

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If you, or someone you know, is charged with having committed a crime and you are innocent. Do not try and 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 you 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 on a daily basis. Our attorneys are respected for their professionalism and expertise by other attorneys, the courts, and our clients. Please contact the attorneys at LEWIS & DICKSTEIN, P.L.L.C. with any questions you may have at (248) 263-6800 or complete a Request for Assistance Form and one of our attorneys will contact you.

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