Criminal Defense FAQ
How Much Should I Say?
To the police or their investigators? NOTHING. Say as little as you can. Zero-word answers are best. One-word answers are a poor second. Remember: 'Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law'. Don't do tests. Don't answer any questions. Don't grant any permission. You want your lawyer. Period.
To us? Be open and honest. Your Houston area criminal defense/driving attorney can only help you insofar as you help him or her understand your case. Doing the opposite ties one hand behind our backs. Knowledge is power, make no mistake. Otherwise, we are 'flying blind', which is in every case a detriment to your claim or defense. Your Houston area lawyer provided by The Law Office of David R. Lee is there to represent you and therefore you need to have enough trust in him or her to reveal everything pertaining to your situation. We will, in most cases, ask questions that may seem very personal in nature, or might upset you. Please remember: our only concern is to ensure you come out of the situation with the best results possible, and as such you should answer honestly and not feel defensive when being questioned. We don't judge, we defend. The more facts we know about the case, the better.
Should I Ask Questions?
Ask questions and make sure you get answers. Your Houston area Attorney, being skilled, qualified and experienced, expects you to have many questions about your case, their background, the cost of the proceedings and other aspects of the law. He or she will not be offended if you ask about such things. We want you to be comfortable conversing with us about your case. Compare and contrast us with the other attorneys you may speak to. Any attorney who cannot or will not take the time to answer your questions clearly and openly cannot be trusted. We want you to know exactly what to expect when walking into legal proceedings, from our fees to court procedures. If we lapse into 'legalese' just ask and we will be happy to explain to your satisfaction.