When you face criminal charges in Dallas, there are a few things you should know. From the moment that you're approached by police, you need to understand that you have Miranda rights that you can invoke. The police should read them to you when it's determined that you're going to be interrogated. If you talk to police before these rights are given or if police don't give them, then it may be presumed that anything you said was involuntary and shouldn't be used against you in court,which is a defense your criminal defense attorney can use to help you win your case at trial or to have it dismissed.
Public intoxication is a crime that you can be accused of mistakenly, particularly if you are ill or have side effects from medications that make you appear intoxicated. If you're accused of being publicly intoxicated, your attorney can help you defend yourself by making sure your side of the story is heard and that your rights aren't infringed upon.
When a person goes to trial, his or her defense attorney works to paint him or her in the best light. Stories can be skewed from one side to the other, so hearing your testimony or side of the story can be very important to your case.