• By: William Ashe, Esq.
  • Published: August 26, 2022
Defense attorney William Ashe asks crucial questions to build a strong defense for your criminal case

Facing criminal charges such as a traffic offense can lead to severe consequences and can turn your life upside down. If you want to control your situation, work with defense attorneys to get a favorable outcome, whether you’re guilty or not. Your lawyer will ask you questions to understand your claim and discover available options.

Here are questions defense attorneys will ask before handling your case:

What Was The Context Of Your Life Before The Charges?

Attorney Ashe will ask about your life’s situation before the criminal charges. The details help us to prepare for your defense. This sheds light on what may have led to your actions.

If you got DUI charges after taking specific prescription medication, this could explain why you committed an error. We consider this information a mitigating factor and use it to fight for a lenient sentence or reduced charge.

What Happened At The Crime Scene?

We want to know the specifics of what happened. Walk us step by step through the incident and let your story be transparent, as this helps us build solid evidence for your defense. If you aren’t sure what happened, let us know and tell us more about the witnesses. We will work with you to determine the best course of action.

What Did You Tell The Police?

When getting arrested for a crime, you want to remain silent even when the police ask questions. If you said anything to law enforcement officers, you should disclose this information. The police can use the words you speak against you, and you need to let us know the extent of the conversation. This helps us prepare to counter their argument and control any possible damage.

What Is Your Criminal History?

While many people don’t want to disclose their criminal history, this can hurt your trial outcome. Past convictions worsen a current offense, causing you to face a more severe crime and get an increased punishment.

Knowing your crime history allows us to negotiate on your behalf. If you haven’t committed any criminal offense in the past, we can use this to argue for a decreased punishment.

What Is Your Financial Situation?

Talking about money may be challenging, but this helps us to plan for defense. We’ll explain what legal charges you expect to pay, and we need to know your financial situation to provide flexible legal charges.

What Evidence Do You Have?

Providing evidence allows us to prove you didn’t commit the crime. If you have evidence, let us know as we can use this to prepare a strong defense. When evidence is incriminating, we guide you to make sure you are prepared for your defense.

Speak To Reputable Defense Attorneys Today

If you have been charged with a crime, you want to consult an attorney before further proceedings. Let us handle your case to avoid costly mistakes detrimental to the claim’s outcome. Contact the The Law Offices of William H. Ashe today. We evaluate your case to provide the available options.

William Ashe, Esq Attorney - Criminal Defense Lawyer in Ellsworth Maine - Ashe Law Offices

William Ashe is an experienced trial attorney with a career track record of determined
effective representation and consistent sustained success on behalf of his clients. He has
been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Criminal Defense Attorneys every year
since 2014 and has a perfect 10.0 rating by the lawyer rating site Avvo. (207) 813-2935

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