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Five ways to increase your suffering AND Five ways to help your Florida criminal defense lawyer help you! by guest author, Stephen G. Cobb, BCS People don’t know what they don’t know. As a result, many people charged with a crime (and their family members) unknowingly do things that increase the risk of criminal conviction and a harsher sentence. Here are the top five time tested methods to increase your risk of conviction, harsher sentencing and overall suffering: 1) Fail to follow instructions, from failing to complete a Fact Pattern Report to daily use of support materials to cope with stress. Classic example: dressing “nice” for court instead of exactly as instructed. Did you know that a defendant wearing an expensive, nice, gray or black suit is more likely to be convicted than one wearing a navy blue one? This is precisely why we give EXACT instructions on what to wear to criminal court, how to cope with stress and numerous other things. TIP: the support materials from Coping With Stress During Criminal Prosecution have been tested for over twenty (20) years, and clients who use the materials experience less stress and better case outcomes. 2) Pointless meetings and multi-part emails, especially “hand holding” appointments due to the failure to control criminal case stress. Pointless meetings are defined as any office or phone appointment a client wants to schedule with the lawyer without a specific purpose related to the outcome desired. Pointless meetings are the single biggest obstacle to productive work. Lawyers only have so much time each day, and pointless meetings take time away from productive work on...