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