You may not always be able to anticipate it, so when you are charged with a crime, whether it’s a minor or major offence, it can be challenging to know what to do next. Sometimes things happen in the heat of the moment, or you’re caught in a compromising situation without someone to help you. Here at EJ Boswell law firm, we are dedicated to providing criminal defense in the Greensboro, GA area, and we are here to guide you through this difficult and scary time. If you have recently been charged with a crime, or want to learn what to do in case that ever does happen, we’ve put together some tips for you.
Crimes in Georgia range from very minor violations like DUI or petty theft, to the major violations like aggravated assault or homicide. We have over a decade of experience in criminal defense, and you can rest easy at night knowing that we will work hard for you, to get you the best possible outcome for your criminal case. Here are a few things that you need to do when you are charged with a crime:
- Document everything
As soon as you receive notice of your charges, start documenting all of your evidence and correspondence. Reach out to witnesses that may be able to corroborate your story, shore up your alibi, and make copies/take screenshots of any communication between you, the victim, and/or law enforcement.
- Get an attorney
Contacting a criminal defense lawyer may seem like common sense, but too many people skip or procrastinate this step, and end up in deeper trouble. As soon as you are clear on the charges being filed against you, reach out to an attorney in Greensboro right away. We will be able to counsel you on what to do next, and start building a case on your behalf.
- Keep details to yourself
It might be tempting to talk with lots of your friends and family about what is happening, but this can seriously backfire. When you are charged with a crime, talk to as few people as possible, and keep the details of the crime to yourself (especially if you are spending time in jail). You never know who may be called on to testify against you, so try to keep your criminal charges hush-hush.
Need help from one of the best criminal defense attorneys in Georgia? Reach out to our office today for your consultation.