A seasoned Fort Worth criminal defense attorney will know how to attack a confession that is documented in the police report, especially if it was not recorded.
Most law enforcement departments rely on their notes to compose a specific police report, which includes your statement. The report might include questionable information, incomplete thoughts, inaccurate opinions and other wrong conclusions about your words. Our criminal defense lawyer will look for ways to challenge the information in the report, specifically statements that the defendant did not make.
Defense Attorney Strategies
For example, your proficient defense lawyer might do the following:
- Ask for a copy of the officer’s handwritten notes and compare these notes with the final police report for any differences, omissions or additions. A minor detail might not seem significant, but later, the detail becomes critical during a trial. If the facts differ between written notes and the official report, the jury might question the officer’s ability on the stand to remember what happened during the incident.
- Bring up preconceived ideas about the defendant’s guilt and the officer’s original bias. However, this strategy can be risky because he or she will be all too happy to share their opinion about the defendant’s guilt, which will likely involve informants, other witnesses and the defendant’s criminal history.
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For additional strategies and defenses in your case, contact our Fort Worth criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller.