Criminal defense litigation are legal cases that involve a defendant and a prosecutor. The defendant is arrested on suspicion of committing a crime, charged with one or multiple crimes, and a court proceeding follows to figure out if they are guilty or not. This video explains what a criminal defense lawyer does to help defendants.
When a defendant is arrested and charged with a crime, they can hire a lawyer to help them reduce or get rid of the charges. In fact, it’s highly recommended that you work with a lawyer in this instance, rather than try and represent yourself in court. The law is a complex system that can be difficult to navigate without the proper knowledge and experience.
A criminal defense lawyer will work to get the charges reduced or dropped altogether. They will look at the evidence and police reports to see if the police violated the defendant’s rights at any point during the arrest. If evidence was obtained in violation of the defendant’s rights, particularly the 4th Amendment, then that evidence will not be used in court.
If you are arrested, a criminal defense lawyer is your best bet to get out. For more information, check out the video in the link above.