To be convicted of a crime you have not committed is a terrifying concept. You could be sentenced to incarceration and trial. Conversely, it can still be extremely difficult to clear your name even if you are found not guilty in a court of law.
Once you're associated with these criminal charges, there may be people who will think you're guilty forever— no matter what you do and no matter who says otherwise. To ensure the best chance of winning your freedom and preserving your good reputation, it is vital to secure the services of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in LA.
A judge and jury must assume as part and parcel of the American legal system that you are innocent until the prosecutor can prove otherwise. This is why defendants are allowed to "plead the fifth." There is no need for a defendant to be proactive in his case.
He doesn't have to provide evidence if he doesn't choose to, nor does he have to testify in his own defense. The point here is that arguing the defendant is guilty is the responsibility of the lawyer, not the job of the defendant to prove he is innocent.
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