All Illinois criminal defense attorneys know that while the law governs a criminal case, facts determine the outcome. Illinois criminal defense attorney Brian Roberts knows how to use the facts of your case to build the best defense available for you.
No Illinois criminal defense attorney would hang their entire defense on a single fact. It is usually the collection of facts that will determine the outcome of any court case. When juries make a guilty/not guilty decision they rarely look at a single piece of evidence. Even if one juror only looked at a single piece of evidence as the deciding factor in their decision, other jurors will look at other pieces of evidence.
It is important to building a strong defense to any criminal charge for your criminal defense attorney to have all of the evidence and information available to him. Some defenses only work if specific facts are present. For instance, if your attorney wants to argue self-defense, then there are potentially hundreds of factors that may decide the outcome of that defense. What are the relative sizes, ages, and experience of both parties? Is there a history of threats, bullying, or intimidation between the parties? Where did the fight take place, and was either party responsible for the other party being at that location? Did either party have a right to be there when the other party did not? And, the list goes on.
When you are charged with any crime it is important for you to be able to articulate your side of the story to your Illinois criminal defense attorney. Many attorneys will suggest you write down everything you remember about the incident, and about your arrest and either give them the original or a copy of those notes. You should ask your attorney about this before making such notes. In most cases those notes will not be discoverable by the prosecution, but you should consult your attorney about that beforehand.
If you have been arrested for any criminal charge in Carbondale, IL, or Southern Illinois, then contact Illinois criminal defense attorney Brian Roberts right now to learn how he can help you. Evidence often begins to get lost almost immediately after an event has occurred. People forget facts, physical evidence deteriorates, and valuable witnesses move. If you are facing any criminal charge call right now.