Among others, we provide a strong defense of the following charges:
- Boating Under the Influence
- Driving Under the Influence
- Drug Crimes
- Expungements & Sealing
- Juvenile Crimes
- Probation Violations
- Sex Crimes
- Theft Crimes
- Traffic Offenses
- Violent Crimes
- White Collar Crimes
Criminal defense is the ultimate test for any lawyer. It tests his/her skills in organizing, planning, thinking on the fly, rhetoric, knowledge of the law, and investigative diligence. A seasoned criminal defense lawyer knows that the truth, as it is commonly understood, is irrelevant. The only truth that’s relevant when it comes to criminal proceedings is the one that the prosecutor is trying to portray and pin on the accused.
Both the prosecutor and the defender must wade through the legal labyrinth in order to “win” the case. The same act can be portrayed from many viewpoints, according to the law and based on the available evidence. For instance, the same event of killing someone can be viewed as self-defense, manslaughter, or a first-degree murder. It all depends on what the prosecutor wants, what it can do given the data, and how the defense attorney prepares for the defense.
This is one of the reasons why the overwhelming majority of criminal cases never even make it to the trial stage. They either plead guilty to a lesser charge and sentence or are dismissed due to the lack of evidence and the employed skills of the defending attorney.
In brief, your criminal defense lawyer must be completely in tune with the prosecutor, instead of creating his own defense story. Even if a defendant is demonstrably guilty, which is usually the case with video recordings, a skilled criminal defense lawyer can show the defendant in a better light for a reduced sentence.
In essence, from the same evidence, both the prosecutor and the defense lawyer can construct different stories. For that reason alone, the pre-trial preparedness is critical; a criminal defense lawyer must examine and verify every aspect of the defendant’s story in order for any part of the story to be able to uphold under the scrutiny of the prosecutor.
Invariably, the story of the defendant falls into 3 categories:
1. Confession – If previously agreed upon, confession can significantly reduce the sentence and avoid the trial process altogether.
2. 100% denial – All charges against the defendant are denied as false. It’s now the prosecutor’s job to prove the opposite.
3. Admit and explain story – This is where the room for legal maneuvering opens up in terms of which charge the prosecutor will stick to.