6 Key Criminal Defense Strategies

An experienced criminal defense attorney may use any or all of the following strategies to help represent you in court and defend your rights.

  1. Negotiating plea bargains: Criminal defense lawyers can often negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution to reduce the charges against you or to secure a more favorable sentence. This can be an effective strategy when the evidence is strong and a trial may not be likely to result in an acquittal.
  2. Using pre-trial motions: Pre-trial motions are legal filings that are made before a trial begins. They can be used to challenge the admissibility of evidence, request a change of venue, or seek other relief that might help the defense case.
  3. Presenting a strong defense at trial: If a case goes to trial, we will work to present the strongest possible defense for our clients. This may involve cross-examining witnesses, presenting evidence and testimony in support of your innocence, and making compelling arguments to the jury.
  4. Using an expert witness: In some cases, it may be helpful to have an expert witness testify on your behalf. This could include a forensic expert, a medical expert, or another type of specialist who can provide valuable insights and help to strengthen the defense’s case.
  5. Seeking alternative sentencing options: In certain cases, it may be possible to secure alternative sentencing options, such as probation or community service, rather than a prison sentence. This can be especially helpful for first-time offenders or those who have made efforts to rehabilitate themselves.
  6. Seeking a dismissal or acquittal: Sometimes it may be possible to get the charges against the client dismissed or to secure an acquittal at trial. This can be achieved through a variety of strategies, such as challenging the prosecution’s evidence or arguing that the client’s constitutional rights were violated.