Your criminal defense lawyer's job is to ensure that you are allowed to do what you want.
*The right to be tried by a jury composed of your peers.
* The right to be presumed innocent, until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt;
* Right to a public and speedy trial.
* The right not to speak;
*The right not to be subject to unreasonable searches or seizures.
*The right to seek legal counsel.
Criminal lawyers specializing in the defence of the wrongfully accused can protect the innocents
A criminal defense lawyer's second most important function is to defend innocent people.
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Every day we hear about cases that have been overturned and new evidence has established the innocence of a person sentenced to prison for a wrongly convicted verdict.
While most criminal defense lawyers are criminally culpable for the crimes they are charged with, there are rare instances when some clients of a lawyer are innocent. Although it is rare, innocent people can be accused and convicted for criminal offenses.
Criminal defense lawyers must ensure that they hold prosecutors and police responsible for all stages of any case they are handling to prevent the wrongfully accused.
Defense lawyers must be aware of their responsibility as advocates for the innocent, and not just the guilty to ensure that the innocent are held accountable.
A criminal defense lawyer must diligently pursue independent investigations into each client's crime to ensure that the client is exonerated completely or that sufficient evidence is available to support the client's release.