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Documents Needed for a Criminal Defense Attorney

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Jul 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Regardless if you are guilty of a crime, it is always important to be as honest with your criminal defense attorney about aspects of your case and previous arrest record. Apart from being honest, it is also important that a defendant provides many documents to their criminal defense attorney. Brooksville residents need to be aware that some documents needed by criminal defense legal professionals are not in their possession, and they are going to have to get them from other organizations such as a local police department, or the government itself.

Documents Pertaining to the Criminal Incident

After someone is arrested for a client, documents have to be created to record the instance of the arrest. This is a written report that the police have to fill out, and not something the defendant will have. For a Criminal Defense Attorney, Brooksville residents might not know that this is one of the most important pieces of information that a legal professional will need to start making a defense for your case. Any information in a written arrest record, such as the date, time, and location of the arrest is very important for legal professionals to have.

Any Previous Criminal Records?

Another important piece of documentation that many individuals often forget to bring to their legal professional is any previous arrest or criminal records. For a criminal defense attorney, Brooksville residents need to provide these documents because it contains information of any crime an individual has been arrested for, and whether they have served any jail or prison time for being convicted. This information goes a long way with a court or judge determining the outcome of a criminal case, and it is important information that your criminal defense attorney should know as well.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

About the Author

Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...

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