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At Ben Hall Law, our East Lansing criminal defense lawyers know that being arrested for a crime you did not commit can be an overwhelming experience. While your first thought may be that your innocence will set you free, the reality is that it may not actually be true.

One of the cardinal principles of the justice system — that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty — can be compromised in the court of public opinion. This is especially true when someone is accused of a sex crime or domestic violence. Once the accusation is made, whether it is true or not, its negative impact remains.

For this reason and others — like getting lumped into a group of people who may have committed a crime because of your association with them, or having someone point the finger at you for a crime they committed — it is vital to contact a skilled Michigan defense attorney immediately upon your arrest.

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Innocent People are Falsely Accused of Crimes Every Day in Michigan

If someone is falsely accused of a crime, the police typically assume the person making the accusation is telling the truth and arrest the alleged perpetrator.

If the person is innocent, they may wrongly assume they do not need an attorney because they haven’t done anything wrong. In fact, the investigators will assure them that if they have nothing to hide, “innocent people don’t need attorneys.”

Nothing could be further from the truth.

According to the Innocence Project, a conservative estimate of approximately 20,000 people, or one percent of the U.S. prison population, were convicted of a crime they did not commit.

Partnering with our Ingham County criminal defense attorneys, who have worked on the streets and the other side of the courtroom and have a deep understanding of criminal law, procedures, and the legal system, will allow you to fully understand the severity of the charges against you and ensure your rights are protected.

We will conduct thorough investigations to gather evidence, interview witnesses, and examine the prosecution’s case to uncover any inconsistencies or weaknesses in the case and have the charges dismissed based on the facts of your innocence.

Contact Our Skilled Legal Defense Lawyers in Michigan for Help Today

Being accused of a crime you did not commit can be a terrifying experience. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and contact an attorney. Invoke both immediately and contact our trusted legal defense team in Michigan to discuss your case with trusted professionals who believe in you and your case by calling (877)-236-4255 or contacting us online.

Your fight is our fight. Let’s get started.