Whenever you are charged with a crime you need to hire a good criminal defense lawyer. Whether it’s a high profile case like John Edwards or a simple DUI, the importance of hiring the best lawyer you can find cannot be underestimated.
The defense always has an opportunity to present a case, or tell the jury its version of events. The presentation of a defense is subject to the same rules of procedure as the government or state presenting their case. This is why it’s important to have a lawyer skilled in that type of presentation.
It appears Edwards defense is based on lack of knowledge. His first witness yesterday testified that he had no knowledge of what information was included in the campaign financial records. This type of defense is common. The prosecution must prove criminal intent, which can be difficult in a case where a defendant is claiming he had no knowledge of what others were doing.
John Edwards’s defense team has its work cut out for them. Not only do they have to overcome the legal issues in the case, that he intentionally misused campaign funds. They must also conquer what is referred to as the “creep factor”. Cheating on your cancer stricken wife, and then lying about it is never a good starting place for a defense team.
A good criminal defense lawyer is the best way to overcome whatever legal issues you have. No matter what type of case, remember the defense always has an opportunity to present a case. With correct presentation of a defense your chances of being acquitted increase.
Commentary by Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Yale Galanter
Yale Galanter, a Miami criminal defense lawyer, has over 30 years of experience providing discreet and aggressive legal counseling to both public figures and clients looking for precise and excellent legal defense. Yale Galanter is known for his personal representation and attention to your criminal matter.
If you or someone you know is in need of legal representation for traffic crime offenses, drug possession, domestic violence, violent crimes, burglary, and/or theft, please contact Yale Galanter at (305) 576-0244 or (954) 524-6600, or visit www.GalanterLaw.com.