Myth 5: I am innocent so I don’t need an attorney

You are innocent until proven guilty. It’s important that you know this statement does not protect you like you think it does. In fact, most of the people you encounter in the legal system will assume that you are guilty and may treat you as such. Aggressively pursuing your rights and forcing the prosecution to prove your guilt is required to achieve the best possible results. The only real way to do this is to have any attorney on your side and by your side. The system has already charged you with a crime. You have to fight back if you are going to have a chance to win.