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Don't Try to Ignore Criminal Charges

Feb. 8, 2019

Criminal charges can't be ignored because they aren't going to go away. If you do choose to ignore them, there is a good chance that you are going to end up before the court without a viable plan. This isn't good, as you can't just "wing" your defense and assume that you will fare well. We know that you don't want to have to deal with this type of disastrous outcome. We are here to help you determine what defense options you might have.

The defense strategy that you choose has to fit the charge. You must look at the facts of your case so that you can try to address each point that the prosecution raises. The burden to prove that you committed the crime is on the prosecutor. Your only duty is to try to show why there is reasonable doubt regarding the prosecution's claims.

Thinking about how specific allegations might be perceived can help you to determine if that is how you need to proceed. This is especially important if you are having a jury trial because you must consider how the jury will view your defense.

One alternative to a jury trial is a plea bargain deal with the court. This means that you admit that either you are guilty or that the evidence will likely lead to a conviction. Alternatively, a plea bargain can be made in exchange for a reduced charge or sentence. We know that this might not seem ideal, but we do help some defendants work out a deal that they feel is in their best interests.