If you’ve been accused of a crime, you’ll need an experienced criminal defense attorney to help you navigate the legal process. Criminal defense law encompasses all of the legal protections offered to accused individuals. If you’ve been suspected of committing a crime, then law enforcement agencies and government prosecutors will have extensive resources at their disposal to assist them in convicting you. A good criminal defense attorney is required to give you a fair advantage of protecting yourself against these charges. They are skilled in the various aspects of constitutional law that you’ll need for a solid defense.
A criminal defense attorney can assist with three main purposes:
- Securing Bail
- Plea Bargaining
- Standing Trial
Should a plea bargain not be agreed upon or discouraged,, the defendant will be required to stand trial and face judgement before a jury. In order to be declared “not guilty,” the defendant will require a persuasive and coherent argument that illustrates how the defendant has been falsely accused or how the state has failed to meet it’s considerable burden. The attorney will then circle back to this argument throughout the trial, creating a narrative that resonates with the jury members and creates reasonable doubt of the defendant’s guilt. Developing a compelling theory and effectively presenting it before a jury is the goal of every criminal defense trial lawyer.
If you’ve been accused of a crime, make Hurtado Cavanaugh | Attorneys at Law your first call at 239.362.3670.