Ohatchee, AL asked in Criminal Law and Appeals / Appellate Law for Alabama

Q: What is a certain issue

I was told my case needed investigation of certain issues

1 Lawyer Answer
Travis T Juneau
Travis T Juneau
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Licensed in Alabama

A: A "certain issue" is another way of saying that there are red flags in your case that someone noticed that need to be explored further. It is the generic term for a discrepancy in the facts or a legal issue that needs to be answered before someone, likely your attorney, feels comfortable that they have a firm grasp on all the information, facts, and law and can then move forward with the next stage of your case. It could be anything from you were charged with an action that is not a crime to witnesses giving inconsistent statements to investigators or even witnesses falsifying their account of the facts to serve themselves.

Think of it like this - "certain issues that need to be investigated" is the lawyerly way of saying that your attorney sees something odd or fishy in the case and would like to know more about that.

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