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At what point should you reach out to Attorney Kerr? As soon as possible after you learn you are under investigation, or immediately after you are arrested or charged. The police and prosecutor are not going to hold off on their investigation until you hire an attorney, and those early hours can often prove to be some of the most important. Time is of the essence!
How can Attorney Kerr help?
By making sure that your rights are respected. Most people only have a limited understanding of their rights when dealing with law enforcement officials, and they know next to nothing about proper police procedure. When you decide to work with Attorney Kerr, he will ensure your rights are always respected and that law enforcement officials stick to the letter of the law when dealing with you.
By preventing you from saying or doing anything to harm your case. You likely know that “anything you say can and will be used against you.” Unfortunately, people often forget this in the stress of being arrested or interrogated by the police and volunteer far too much information. They may get fooled by the police into believing that the officer has their best interest at heart, when in reality the officer’s sole purpose is collecting evidence of their guilt. As your lawyer, Attorney Kerr can advise you on how to speak to police and even act as your voice to prevent you from further incriminating yourself.
By collecting helpful evidence in a timely fashion. In criminal cases, there may be all kinds of evidence that can help your case. Certain types of evidence must be gathered quickly or it may disappear or otherwise deteriorate and become unusable in your defense. Justin Kerr is well-versed in the proper methods of collecting all kinds of evidence and how best to present it to strengthen your case.
By tracking down witnesses. Perhaps you have an alibi witness that can prove you were not actually at the scene of the crime. Or there were people close to where the incident happened who have accounts that differ from the police and support your innocence. Or there are family or friends that can speak to your outstanding character. Attorney Kerr has experience locating witnesses and convincing them to testify.
By enlisting expert testimony. In certain types of cases, experts can be brought in to offer testimony designed to bolster your defense. Attorney Kerr may be able to utilize them in your defense if the case calls for it.
Ultimately, Attorney Kerr’s job is not to prove your innocence, but rather raise doubts about your guilt by exposing the weaknesses in the prosecution’s case. The state bears the burden of proof to prove all elements of the offense they are charging with beyond a reasonable doubt. All of these things enable him to do this in one way or another, and he will be aggressive in calling their case into question to get you the best possible outcome.
Reach out to Justin Kerr today at 440-840-2582 to start the process of defending your legal rights.
As a former Prosecutor, Justin Kerr understands the way the police and prosecutor will build their case, and how to exploit the weaknesses in their case.