An person accused of a serious crime needs an attorney. If your husband cannot afford to hire an experienced local criminal defense lawyer, he should request that the court appoint him a public defender.
Asking the question, "Do I need a lawyer", is seldom if ever answered, "No you don't, DIY is your best approach to your legally oriented problem."
Yes or no is not an answer to ANY inquiry that involves a legal analysis by an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
A more interesting question is what theories of defense and strategies are available in the fact pattern indicated in your inquiry.
Of course, every answer is based on the question asked and requires a more complete context. This answer should not be relied upon to make a legal decision. Seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney before acting. Law Offices of Raymond G. Wigell, Ltd. Defenders of the Constitution since 1975/ Aggressive Creative Defense Strategies/ Website: www.waaltd.com 24/7 call (708) 481-4800 text (708)218-0923
Yes the best local experienced criminal litigator you can afford.
Maybe his is a co-conspirator? He needs he best local attorney he can afford if he does not have one already.
There is no confidentiality online. Volunteering to answer this question does not create an attorney-client relationship. The accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The likelihood of a positive outcome- exoneration or a mitigated sentence- is increased with the help of an experienced criminal litigator. Seek out an experienced criminal litigator for a free consultation. If you cannot find one on Avvo, search at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL.org) Speak to several attorneys and hire the one that makes you feel confident and comfortable. NACDL local members: http://tinyurl.com/8ru8wtv
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