Society tends to think that anyone who is facing criminal charges is guilty of that charge. Many people just assume that prosecutors aren’t going to file charges against someone if the person didn’t do the crime. This is the exact opposite of what should happen.
In the United States, we use a principle of defendants being considered innocent until they are proven guilty. This is where the defense comes into the picture. We need to introduce doubt into the mind of each juror so that you can’t be convicted beyond a reasonable doubt. Doing this is easy in some cases; however, some are more challenging than others.
Determining how to handle a criminal case isn’t always easy. We need to review the circumstances of the case to figure out what options are feasible in the case. One of the most important considerations here is the goal of your case. Are you trying to be found not guilty or are you working on just minimizing the penalties?
In the case of a violent crime charge, we might need to look into the possibility of getting the charge reduced to something that isn’t as serious. This might not happen in every case, but when there is a good chance of a conviction, this could be the option that you choose.
Throughout the case, we need you to take the lead. You are the person who needs to make decisions since the case impacts you. Make sure that you address the charges head on. Trying to avoid them isn’t going to work because they aren’t going to disappear.