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Experts For Your Texas Defense

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When you are arrested, an arresting officer or other individual may assert that there is only one outcome ahead. But in reality, there are often different possible defenses depending on the circumstances of the arrest and what evidence was collected. One important tool, for both the prosecution and the defenses, is the use of expert witnesses or expert testimony.

Hiring a Houston criminal lawyer means you will have a seasoned professional on your side. A professional who can assess the landscape and inform you if experts would strengthen your defense. For example, if during the pre-trial process there are experts brought forward by the prosecution, it could be advantageous for your attorney to connect with experts who can counter their testimony.

Consulting Experts and Professionals Who Testify

There are a range of professionals that could be enlisted to help your attorney create an optimal defense. Some of the experts used by criminal defense attorneys do not testify when a case goes to trial. Referred to as consulting experts, these professionals advise attorneys when facts are particularly complex, giving the defense attorney information they can use when they will be pushing back on expert testimony provided by prosecutors.

What types of professionals would benefit your case as a consulting expert or expert witness will be connected to the charges you are facing. For a fraud case, a forensic accountant could be beneficial. Or a drug expert may bring new information to a possession charge.

DWIs cases, for instance, can have a few different experts:

  • Police officers who conducted the field sobriety test.
  • Analysis of blood test results from a toxicologist.
  • Lab professionals who can provide data on different types of sobriety tests and their validity.

Each case has its own details in need of review before the appropriate defense strategy can be implemented. 

Talk to an Aggressive TX Criminal Lawyer

Hiring a lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest could result in more defense options. Waiting to be connected with a court-appointed attorney may mean valuable defense time is lost. Start the attorney-client relationship right away so your Houston criminal lawyer can look into the possibility of a dismissal, negotiate plea deals, and if a case goes to trial, will learn about experts used by the prosecutor and be able to strategize experts for your own defense.

If you have never hired an attorney before, ask questions so you understand the agreement. Be sure to discuss how the lawyer will be compensated and what outcomes they have achieved in cases similar to your own. Then, you will go into the relationship with clear expectations.

Is an expert an important part of your defense? To determine the best strategy for your situation, share the details of your arrest with an experienced attorney.  A skilled criminal defense lawyer knows what to do next, wherever you are in the process. The compassionate legal team at Ayson Law Firm is available to talk through possible outcomes with you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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