My good friend and top-notch criminal defense attorney Chuck Peterson just posted the following to his blog: “Most people accused of a crime are treated like criminals, that’s why we fight to protect your rights and keep you out of jail.” After reading the post, I couldn’t agree with Chuck more, that’s why in the “About” page in this blog I touch on the fact most people accused of a crime are treated as though there is a “presumption of guilt.” Kudos to Chuck for touching on the important topic of the “presumption of innocence.” It’s a shame not all criminal defense attorneys treat the presumption as it should be treated – with the utmost respect.
As an aside, you may be wondering why I am putting Chuck’s post on my blog. The simple truth of the matter is this: When I see someone posting on a topic I believe is important, I want to do everything I can to make sure my readers see it – even if it is pointing out what another criminal defense attorney is saying. Do I want your business? Sure. Do I truly believe I would be your best option for a multitude of criminal defense matters including defense of DUI/DWI and drug and fraud charges? Absolutely. At the end of the day, however, I believe you are entitled to the absolute best fit for your criminal defense needs. If you wind up retaining another attorney, so be it…so long as your rights are protected and the government is held to its burden.