Criminal Defense Information
If you've been arrested or accused of a crime you should retain a criminal defense
attorney to protect your rights. Individuals who are already on probation or parole
for a crime will find it equally important to retain a capable criminal law attorney.
Even those accused of lesser crimes like theft or simple assault need legal
Your Criminal Defense Attorney's Strategy
Your criminal defense attorney's job is to protect your rights and ensure your access
to a fair trial and resolution. By examining the circumstances surrounding your case
and weighing the strength of the evidence against you, your defense lawyer will
apply current law, along with previous legal precedent, to your specific situation
and use it to devise a solid legal strategy and build the best possible case for
Investigation and Pre-Trial
In all cases, a lawyer will investigate the evidence and make decisions as to strategy
after consulting with the client. This is done through gathering reports, test results,
obtaining witness statements, visiting the scene of the alleged crime, taking
depositions, talking with, and retaining where necessary, expert witnesses, etc.
Preparing for trial is the best way to obtain a good result, whether by trial or
negotiations for a plea to an acceptable charge. Motion work, e.g., motions to
suppress, will also play a part in this process.
Trials are the exception to the rule, if for no other reason, the system would collapse
under the weight of every case going to trial. This does not mean your case should
not go to trial, if necessary. Your trial attorney should have plenty of trial
experience in front of both judges and juries.
Should the outcome of your trial be less than desirable, your attorney should have
the experience needed to find grounds for filing an appeal and continuing to
aggressively fight the legal battle on your behalf. Additional fees would apply.