The manner at which you approach a criminal defense case depends on a number of factors. You have to ask yourself what your priorities are with the case: Obviously, everyone would like to walk away completely cleared of charges, but realism is an essential skill in any defense. If an innocent verdict is not highly likely, then priorities may be to reduce sentencing as much as possible.
The foundation and structure of your defense also depends on factors associated with the charges. Were you simply a victim of a wrong-place, wrong-time situation, did you get roped into actions that are outside of normal behavior for you, or were you charged with doing something that you didn't realize was a crime?
What type of witnesses were present for the alleged crime? Are others being charged with the same crime or in relation to your charges? Who is the victim, and how serious are the charges against you?
All of these are questions that you and your legal team must address when planning your criminal defense. Knowing when answers to these questions might be relevant and how to use that information when negotiating with prosecutors or presenting a case in court can make a big difference in the outcome of your case.
Criminal defense matters should never be taken lightly. Even a seemingly small charge can create a slope that greatly impacts your future. Our legal team helps you address the questions related to your criminal defense, crafting a strong defense strategy with an eye toward helping you maximize your future potential and reduce the consequences of past actions and charges.