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What Criminal Defense Attorneys Wish Their Clients Knew

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Sep 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

It is not uncommon for the average person to have a convoluted idea of how criminal defenses are carried out by legal professionals. This is because when it comes to the actions of a criminal defense attorney, Carrollwood residents might think they know all about criminal trials from watching true crime shows or watching court cases on television. There are many aspects about a criminal defense trial that legal professionals wished people understood better, such as dealing with clients and interacting with jury members. There is no set way to build a criminal defense case as every trial is different, and there may be scenarios where a criminal defense lawyer needs to change their strategies.

Addressing a Jury in a Criminal Defense Trail

Attorneys have the ability to select or reject potential jurors in what is commonly known as Voir Dire. One thing that a defense attorney wishes people knew more about the legal process is that a lot of research and questioning has to go into selecting the right jurors for a case. As a criminal defense attorney, Carrollwood residents who have received a jury summons might not be selected for the case based on their information or what conversation was discussed from the interview process.

A Client can be very damaging to Their Own Case

Many people already know from true crime shows and movies that an individual should not be talking to police without the presence of their legal professional. This same mentality should also be carried over to a courtroom during a trial, and this cannot be stressed enough by a criminal defense attorney. Carrollwood residents who are facing criminal charges might be making the situation worse for them by saying something they shouldn't to the wrong person. Not only do clients have to worry about what things they say, but sometimes actions speak louder than words. It is always best that a client facing a criminal trial consult with their legal professional representing them, so they can get advice on the best way to proceed moving forward.

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

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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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