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Don't let the possibility of a deal derail your defense planning

A defense to violent crime charges must be carefully planned. It will take some work to determine what facets of the case deserve focus and which only need a passing review. We know that you might not even know where to get started. We are here to help you go over the case and plan a defense strategy that takes your goals into account.

When you are facing criminal charges of any sort, especially for a violent act, you need to look at how the facts of the case might be perceived by the jurors. Your goal is to make them question what the prosecution is claiming. Since the prosecution has to prove "beyond a reasonable doubt" that you did the crime, you need to introduce that reasonable doubt as part of your defense.

Many people think that if they are going to try to get a plea deal that they shouldn't try to formulate a defense strategy. This simply isn't the case. You never know if plea agreement negotiations will result in a deal or if that deal will actually go through as planned. This leaves room for the possibility of a trial until the plea deal is actually finalized.

As you work on your defense strategy, you need to make sure that you are presenting the truth. The manner in which this truth is presented can have a big impact on your case. We can help you discern how various methods of presentation might appear to the jurors who will decide your fate if your case goes to trial.

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