If you are facing criminal charges, finding an experienced criminal defense attorney is crucial. When that lawyer also has a background working as a prosecutor, you have an advocate who knows the ins and outs of the criminal process from both sides and can develop a solid strategy for your case.
Understanding How the Prosecution Builds Their Case
Prosecutors are the attorneys who try criminal cases on behalf of the government. It is their job to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the defendant committed the alleged crime. They must conduct thorough research, review police reports, gather evidence, and question witnesses, among other things, to build a case against the defendant. Because they used to prosecute cases themselves, they know how the prosecution thinks, strategizes, and operates, making them a huge benefit to your case.
A criminal defense attorney with a prosecution background understands how a prosecutor progresses through a criminal case and can use that knowledge to expose weaknesses and challenge their adversary’s arguments.
Knowing How the Prosecutor Approaches Negotiations
In most cases, the criminal defense attorney and prosecutor will enter into negotiations to attempt to settle on a plea outside of court. With prosecution experience behind them, a criminal defense lawyer will know how the prosecutor approaches negotiations and what tactics they are likely to use when trying to resolve a case. The criminal defense attorney can use their knowledge of negotiations to their advantage and fight hard to strike a deal that is in the best interest of their client.
Developing Litigation Experience
If the case is sent to court, the criminal defense lawyer will have spent significant time litigating cases, as prosecutors take on large caseloads, many of which go to trial. With this experience comes the skill necessary to adeptly present cases in front of a judge and/or jury, which is beneficial when countering the prosecutor’s arguments.
Call The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch for a Free Consultation
Having a former prosecutor working on your behalf can ensure you have a strong advocate who knows both sides of the criminal case process. At The Law Office of Brian C. Andritch, our attorney has 8 years of experience working as a prosecutor, which has provided invaluable insight into how the other side works. If you were charged with a criminal offense, we will stand by you throughout your case to help protect your rights and freedoms.
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