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, and do not take a “wait and see” approach!
Your best defense to 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 if there is sufficient evidence to merit 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.
“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 keep that from happening to you. It is foolish to defend yourself or use an inadequate or bargain defense attorney when you are up against the police and prosecutors’ unlimited resources. 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 a felony and misdemeanor offenses in state and federal court.
Michigan Criminal Defense Attorneys Recognized as Experts in Defending People Accused of Committing a Crime
If you, or someone you know, is charged with committing 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 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 you may have.
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 a Request for Assistance Form. We will contact you promptly and find a way to help you.