If you're fighting allegations against you, it's a good idea to talk to your attorney about different criminal defense strategies. Criminal defense strategies come in a number of forms, but with the right defense, it's possible to have the case dismissed, to be found innocent or to obtain less serious penalties for charges you're convicted of.
One of the best defenses is the truth. If you did not commit a crime or didn't commit a crime for the reasons the prosecution claims, then your attorney can tell your story in a way that paints you in a positive light. Your attorney will use facts from your case to tell a story to protect you, just like the prosecution will use facts to build a story against you.
It's always best to create a defense based on facts. A truthful foundation is hard to discredit, and it helps show that you're honest with the court. Your attorney can manipulate the story to obtain sympathy from the jury or judge, too. This helps paint you in a positive light while also making the judge or jury understand your plight.
Your defense has to be as accurate as possible. This is why you need to tell your attorney as much as you can about your case and must be honest. If you lie to your attorney, that lie could upend you in court.
Our site has more information on plea bargains and criminal defense techniques and what they can do for you. The right plea deal could be the difference between prison and other penalties with fewer long-term consequences.