There are a number of qualities that you should look for in a criminal defense lawyer. Those qualities are compassion, aggressiveness, intelligence, competence, and urgency. It is through these qualities that an individual is able to receive representation in a criminal case that allows them to achieve the best possible result.
Unfortunately, there are many individuals who are charged with crimes that feel they just need to take it. They’ll just accept the charges, plead guilty, and be sentenced to the maximum sentence. The fact is that even the guilty don’t necessarily deserve the maximum sentence. Mistakes happen, so it is best to seek out the best possible outcome. What some individuals find is that, even when guilty, there are certain circumstances present in their case that proves to even them that the offense could have been worse and thus does not warrant the maximum penalty.
When you seek the assistance of a Phoenix criminal defense lawyer, the first goal is to gather all of the details of the case. You tell your attorney what you were arrested for, what happened during the arrest, who was present at the time, and any other relevant details that your attorney can use. From there, an investigation will take place to gather any other details that you may not know about or may have forgotten. Those details include reviewing of any audio or video tapes of the arrest, making sure the arresting officer had just cause to suspect you, and what witnesses have to say. In the meantime, experts may be needed to prove or disprove something in your case to cast doubt on your guilt or the level of guilt.
Because there are varying scenarios that can occur in a criminal case, your attorney will create a number of strategies to counter anything the prosecution has to present. The more doubt that is cast on what the prosecution tells a jury, the more the jury is going to doubt it. If the jury doubts the evidence presented to them, they are unable to convict without the majority voting for it. The strategies that your attorney will use will help make this happen so that you can leave the courtroom and move on with your life.
Types Of Cases
There are many types of cases that an Arizona criminal lawyer handles. They include:
– Theft, burglary, and shoplifting – Traffic crimes – Domestic assault – DWI/DUI – White collar crimes – Drug crimes
When looking for the right attorney, it is best that you hire one that specializes in defending individuals charged with the particular crime you have been charged with. Chances are there is a proven track record, which will show the degree of experience that attorney has in your particular type of case. It is experience that is going to help in the creation of strategies that utilize the law to where it can work in your favor. At the same time, you are able to receive a defense that is ethical and supportive of your needs.