Savannah | Statesboro Georgia criminal attorney Matt Hube serves all of Southeast Georgia. Criminal defense requires an attorney to carefully review the law and facts of every case. Cases can be decided on seemingly small or unimportant facts. The legality of your actions, the actions of co-defendants and victims, and the legality of the police officer’s actions are always at issue. Gathering the necessary facts is often a time consuming and challenging aspect of criminal defense.
Witness’ memories begin to fade fast, and important details of the events surrounding a crime can be lost if not preserved as quickly as possible after a crime has been committed. Additionally, some people will begin to convince themselves that things occurred, or didn’t occur, as they think over a past event. This is particularly true in situations where there is a high level of emotion and or trauma. People can convince themselves that something is true, and convincingly share that belief with others, even when logic and reason shows that it is false.
Gathering witness and victim statements as soon after an alleged crime occurred is the job of the police, but oftentimes the police do not necessarily interview everyone who may have information about a crime. The more chaotic a crime scene is, the greater likelihood that the police will miss evidence and witnesses critical to your defense.
In addition to fact gathering, a Savannah | Statesboro Georgia criminal attorney must carefully review the statutes, case law, and regulations related to the crime you are charged with. Statutes are the laws written by the State and/or Federal Legislature. Every Congressional session sees a wide number of laws added, tweaked, and some have wholesale changes. This requires dedication to studying and interpreting those new laws and carefully crafting arguments for the reasonable implementation of these laws in the courts. Matt dedicates himself to staying on top of the new laws and changes to existing laws through self-study and attending seminars and other training about these studies.