What should you do to assist with your Glasgow criminal lawyer’s consideration of the case?
In a broad sense, the following things are important, and will often be of great assistance to you Glasgow criminal lawyer (and your case):
Go over the whole witness statements and evidence in your case and make notes of any important aspects of the evidence (for instance, are some things untrue or can some things be contradicted by other evidence?).
Prepare your written instructions so that they can understand the background of what you say has (or has not) occurred.
If you are firmly intending to plead not guilty, consider there whether there are any potential witnesses, who could be called on your behalf at trial, that may be able to provide information in support of your defence.
Consider whether you have any further evidence (for example, emails, text messages, phone records, CCTV footage) that may be able to cast a positive light on your defence. If you do, you should make sure that your Glasgow criminal lawyer is aware of it immediately and is shown it so that it can factor into their advice to you.
Why is it so important for you to be involved in your own case?
At the end of the day, your Glasgow criminal lawyer, for the most part, can only be as good as the instructions they receive. Whilst a Glasgow criminal lawyer can consider the evidence and form an objective view, that view can sometimes change dramatically with the benefit of further information. That information can only come, in the general sense, from you as a client.