Evidence filed by a prosecutor or when the FBI is investigating you can be requested by lawyers by means of a court procedure called “discovery.” Lawyers know evidence filed by a prosecutor or the FBI is really up to their discretion. Some evidence may be excluded from a client file, whether intentionally or unintentionally. The evidence most likely to be excluded either done malevolently, forgotten, or federal agents were simply unaware of the evidence, is evidence that does not exist in some tangible form. Evidence beneficial to a criminal client that is not recorded, written down, documented, stored or discovered may not ever come to light without a thorough and expert investigation by federal criminal lawyers hired by the defendant.
Criminal discovery is very restricted, even in federal cases where penalties are severe and the stakes are much higher. The prosecuting attorney need only reveal “Brady evidence,” evidence that is exculpatory in nature. The prosecutor need not reveal the names of the witnesses until after s/he has testified. However, many times the best federal attorneys working on the defense will figure out who the prosecutor’s witnesses are by investigating the criminal case. LibertyBell Law Group lawyers like to know who the witnesses are so they can investigate, prepare, and question the witnesses. Attorneys commonly attack the credibility of the witness by showing character flaws, witness compensation, and inconsistent statements.
A defendant accused of a crime in federal court is advised to hire a private criminal lawyer experienced in federal defense cases and working with federal agencies and prosecutors. LibertyBell Law Group’s private criminal lawyers work on a team with other attorneys and experts who have the time and resources to conduct a thorough investigation to bring to light evidence favorable to the defendant.
Private federal criminal lawyers hired by the defendant will be able to dedicate much more time to your case than a public defender. Read this article on Public Defenders vs. Private Attorneys for Defense to learn more about the obstacles public defenders face.
It is imperative that a defendant accused of a federal crime hire a criminal lawyer, as prosecutors have roughly twice the budget as public defenders do to investigate, prosecute and convict. It is well known among attorneys that public defenders have limited resources, though they may have the best intentions.
It is important to note that discovery in a criminal case can only be requested in a pre-trial stage. That is, if the defendant chooses not to go to trial and to plea bargain, discovery cannot be requested by the lawyers. This fact is more incentive to hire a criminal lawyer for your federal case. An expert criminal lawyer from LibertyBell Law Group will know which route will give you the best result, whether by plea bargaining or trial. When your life is on the line this may be the most important decision you make. You need the best legal advice from top attorneys.
If you are under investigation by the FBI, federal agents, or detectives, speak to top criminal lawyersand call 855-LAW-PRO1 (855-529-7761) now.