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What are some things to do to protect yourself in court?

A good criminal defense makes a world of difference in a criminal case. As someone who is accused of a crime, a defense is important. While it's not your responsibility to prove your innocence, a defense does help you counteract anything the prosecution tries to use against you.

Along with an intelligent argument against the charges, there are a few things you can do to appear as an upstanding individual in court. Here are three additional considerations you should keep in mind.

1. Your appearance matters

In court, you shouldn't underestimate the importance of a clean-cut appearance. Looking like you took the time to get ready and come to court in a business-professional style makes a difference. This isn't always an option, but when it is, you should wear a suit or blouse and slacks or other business-professional clothing to make a good first impression.

2. Support can change opinions

Having support for your side of the story makes a difference. You're able to bring witnesses and character witnesses to court, so you should do anything you can to back up your case and to support your claims of being an upstanding individual.

3. Your mood or expressions can tell a different story

One thing that can get you in trouble is having inappropriate reactions. Even if the prosecution says something that sounds funny to you, laughing, speaking out and interrupting the prosecution or mocking others during court should be out of the question. Take the case seriously, and show the right emotions in court.

These are three tips for better representation in court. Your attorney will help you prepare further, so you know what to expect.

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