Michigan Criminal Defense Information

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General Information

If you believe you are the focus of a criminal investigation, it would be a good idea to confer with a criminal defense attorney. Mr. Neuman has in the past prevented charges from being brought against his clients even before a complaint was issued by the prosecutor’s office.

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is imperative that you exercise your right to an attorney. An attorney can give you specific advice concerning your particular situation, and having one is crucial at every stage of the legal process.

As soon as you are charged with a crime, it is a lawyer’s duty to aggressively advocate for you in order to secure your release. As the case progresses, an attorney prepares arguments to the court concerning the evidence or police procedure.

Such arguments may result in the case being dismissed altogether. Furthermore, when it comes to making decisions about your case, you will look to your lawyer for the legal knowledge and experience necessary to make a proper evaluation.

It is important to understand that the burden of proving any crime is solely the responsibility of the prosecutor. Each crime is made up of specific elements which a prosecutor is required by law to prove beyond a reasonable doubt.

His or her failure to prove any of the elements beyond a reasonable doubt requires the return of a verdict of not guilty. A good attorney will analyze your case, focusing on the specific elements of the crime, in order to prepare a solid defense.


The Right to Remain Silent

Part of the Miranda warnings state that you have a right to remain silent, and anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. The emphasis in this warning is on the word will.

Mr. Neuman has often found that the only evidence admissible against a client are those statements that the client made to the police prior to retaining him as an attorney.

The best advice he can give you is to remain silent, even if you feel as though you need to discuss your situation with the police. First discuss your situation with an attorney, and he will advise you on the proper course of action.

For more information, please contact Attorney Scott Neuman at 1-888-684-3999.