One of the many options for legal defense when a prosecutor decides to file formal charges is to negotiate for a plea bargain in an attempt to mitigate the case, which can also mean as admittance to whatever the case is. If, however, the defendant stands firm on his/her innocence, he/she can challenge the weight and accuracy of the witnesses’ eye-accounts or pieces of evidence. But a defendant cannot just verbally contradict the account of a prosecutor. The first thing that the defendant must do is to employ a experienced criminal defense lawyer that will draft the defenses to be used in court.
Principally, a lawyer argues the prosecutor’s presentation to protect the defendant from being sent to prison or other penalties. Since criminal cases are all different, the defense often thinks different and creative strategies to use. This may mean relating or presenting the truth in a different context. For example, if the prosecutor presents evidence that places that defendant in the crime scene, the defense lawyer has to concoct a story arguing its authenticity. One of the most common is stating that the defendant was with someone in a completely different place save the crime scene. Once this alibi is confirmed by either CCTV footage or eye-accounts, the prosecution moves to present another evidence. This makes criminal cases a battle to prove whose version of truth is supported by the evidence.
In court, the truth will set you free only if the defendant provides the accurate episode of what happened or where he/she was when the crime/violation happened as early as possible (but generally, everything there is to know about the case must be surrendered to the lawyer). In other words, always tell the truth. This can help the defense attorney create counter-attacks to what the prosecutor may present in front of the jury; attorneys cannot make eloquent statements unless all is laid in front of him/her. Most people even think that hiring the best lawyers available yet concealing the truth from them is enough to run free from conviction. Truth be told, even a well-experienced defense lawyer will have a hard time proving the jury otherwise. That is why the first thing that every defendant must do is to trust their attorneys completely. Representing a case with the truth half-concealed from them is like walking down the road with blindfolded eyes making the path all the more dangerous to tread. If the defendant is innocent, tell the defense lawyer so. This fact alone can boost the attorney’s confidence which can be the difference between acquittal or conviction.