From Drugs Charges to Speeding Tickets, We’re Criminal Defense Attorneys Who Beat Charges. Here’s How:
And this is how you can tell great attorneys from the fakes
All cases, from drug charges to speeding tickets, revolve around two things: The facts of case and the law of the crime charged. A good criminal defense attorney knows how to analyze each. We want to get your case dropped before trial.
Every case has facts that your criminal defense attorney must either accept or fight. For example, you can either concede you were at the bank when it was robbed or you can fight it with an alibi; you were across town at grandma’s house.
We analyze your case by looking at the facts as the police claim they happened. Then we ask you, what’s wrong with that version? What’s different? Who else has seen the flaws in the government’s claims? What shows the inconsistencies in the government’s allegations?
As an example, we had a case where my client—let’s call him Bob—was accused of a DUI. The police report claimed that “Bob” weaved out of his lane. Bob said no way. We got the dash-cam video and saw that indeed, Bob stayed inside his lane at all times. Case dismissed.
We, and any good criminal defense attorney, will take the time to listen to your side of the story. More importantly, we’ll ask you plenty of questions about the facts so we can beat your charges.
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When you are charged with a crime, that crime has specific “Elements.” Elements are legal requirements the government must prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The facts of your case are applied to the crime you are charged with.
For example, cops arrest you and two friends for drug possession because the find a pill in a car all of you are in. The law says the government must prove you possessed the pill; that it’s actually contraband like ecstasy and not an aspirin; and if the pill is controlled, like oxycontin, that you never had a prescription for it.
We had a case where a man—we’ll call him John—was charged trespassing and disorderly conduct. “John” drove by a house a cop told him to leave from. When he drove by, the cop pulled him over and arrested John for trespassing. John told the cop to go **** himself; that upset the cop, who charged John with disorderly conduct too.
Before trial, we ran a motion to dismiss. We argued trespassing on public lands, i.e. a road, is impossible. We also argued that swearing at a cop is a constitutionally protected right. We agreed with the cop’s facts, we just argued that what John did was not criminal. The judge agreed. Again, case dismissed.
We, and any good criminal defense attorney, will find ways for the law to help us.
Fill out the form to the right to schedule your appointment and find out if the law can help you. Or call us at 801-364-6666 and schedule an appointment.
6 Qualities of a Great Criminal Defense Attorney
Now that you know what your case is about, you should understand what to look for in someone that is going to present both the facts and the law to a jury. If we don’t get your case dismissed before trial, we will “take it to the box.” Here are 6 traits of great trial criminal defense attorneys.
1. Great Criminal Defense Attorneys are passionate.
Most criminal defense attorneys claim they are “aggressive.” But you don’t want an overbearing or mean attorney, you want a passionate one. I love criminal defense law and I care about my clients. I understand this is a critical moment in their lives and they need someone who will stay up late at nights to protect them. I understand that and I’m passionate about criminal defense. Your lawyer should be too.
2. Great Criminal Defense Attorneys are prepared.
Amat Victoria Curam: That’s Latin for “victory loves the careful” or “victory loves preparation.” Some attorneys rely on their charm or likeability to win cases. I rely on preparation. I know my cases inside and out before the opening arguments. If I come across a surprise, it’s because the other side is cheating. And even then, I’m expecting them to pull some sort of stunt. If you want to win, find an attorney who is careful and prepared.
3. Great Criminal Defense Attorneys tell stories.
Your story has to make sense. If you want to see how judges think, watch an episode of Judge Judy. She has a great line, which is, “If it doesn’t make sense that’s because it’s not true!” I’ll tell your story in a simple way that lets people understand why you’re telling the truth.
4. Great Criminal Defense Attorneys see cases through the jury’s eyes.
Sometimes we get so caught up in how we see the world we forget to see events through our audience’s eyes. That’s what a jury is, an audience. And they are trying to understand whom to believe; who should win. I prepare my cases as if I was going to explain it to 8 random people off the street because that’s what will happen. Good attorneys think about the jury and yours should too.
5. Great Criminal Defense Attorneys have their own style and charisma.
Your attorney should feel comfortable in his or her own skin and present with charisma. Remember the famous line “If it doesn’t fit, you must acquit.” Johnny Cochran said that about the glove in the OJ Simpson trial. Whether you agree with the verdict or not, Johnny had a charisma and style that led the jury to free OJ. Your attorney should have style and charisma.
6. Great Criminal Defense Attorneys have integrity.
The only way for a jury, and just as important, a judge, to believe your attorney—and you—is for your attorney to have integrity. If the jury or a judge thinks your attorney is lying, they’ll think you’re lying or at least covering something up. That’s a sure way to lose your case. I have a good reputation with judges because of my integrity. Integrity wins.
Contact me now so we can start working on your case, together. Fill out the form on the right or call me at 801-364-6666. If you need to get me immediately, you can fill out the form on the right and you’ll get my personal cell phone number. Whatever you do, I wish you luck.