Your Criminal Defense
We can serve an essential role in your criminal defense investigation. In most cases, our role is to find witnesses and evidence that will establish reasonable doubt. This will aid in the essential task of showing the jury that there is reason to believe that the defendant is not actually responsible for committing the crime.
During the course of the criminal defense investigation, we will go through routine reports from police, everyday paperwork, copies of evidence, photographs, phone messages and witness statements that relate to the case. Our goal is to determine whether or not there are any inconsistencies from one witness to the next and determine how these inconsistencies might aid your case.
We can also assist in selecting a Jury. Just prior to your trial the Courts release a list of elegible Jurors for your trial. We can take that list of names and determine everything from age, race, children, income level, and other essential information that may secretly bias a Jury member against your case.
The District Attorney has the resources of dozens of detectives and almost endless funds to prosecute a case.
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How can you build an effective criminal defense strategy?
Find a Good Attorney
Your life and liberty are at stake. A good attorney will work to understand your needs during this time and also allow you to assess the likelihood of conviction.If you are working with a seasoned defense veteran in your jurisdiction, they likely have a history of interactions with the prosecutor, and know what to expect from her. A good attorney will try to glean from the prosecutor her initial disposition toward the case without disclosing any sensitive details or confidential information. They can also use this as an early opportunity to discuss arrangements for the exchange of discovery.
Conduct Your Own Investigation
The police will not focus on finding exculpatory evidence for you or your case. You need to do your own homework. If you have the resources, a reliable private investigator such as Morse Investigation Services provides tremendous help in this process. You and your investigator should attempt to contact the witnesses listed in the police report, as well as the reporting officer. Visit the alleged crime scene and take your own photographs. Interview friends and acquaintances of both your client and the alleged victim. Gather any documentary evidence from your client or the parties you interview. Contact expert witnesses whose areas of expertise may be helpful to a jury in understanding your client’s position.
Note All Constitutional and Statutory Issues
Once your attorney has a sufficient grasp of the facts and a solid overview of the case, they can create a list of all of the legal issues encountered. Use a visual aid, like a two-column chart, if necessary. They will list all the statutory charges against you, including all the elements of each charge. They can then assess the weight of the evidence for each charge and its lesser-included offenses.
Frame the Facts
A jury trial is akin to competitive storytelling. The side that presents the more believable story usually wins. On the basis of the evidence, your attorney may create or adopt a theme or theory that provides an alternative way of viewing the facts than those provided by the prosecution. This theme will remain consistent throughout the trial.