In our previous blog post, we discussed how important it is to understand what a jury trial entails so you can determine if that is the direction that you want to go with your criminal case. If you opt to go through with a jury trial, you need have a defense strategy that makes the jurors think twice about the claims of the prosecution. We can help you to understand what options you have for doing this.
In a criminal trial, the jury has to believe that you committed the criminal act. That belief has to be beyond a reasonable doubt. The key to your defense is that you need to introduce doubt into the mind of each juror.
The way that you can introduce doubt depends on what elements the prosecution is using in your case. It also depends on the circumstances surrounding the criminal act. For example, if you were working when the incident occurred, providing work records from that time could introduce doubt because it would show that you weren't at the scene.
When we are considering the points to call into question, it is imperative that we look at the entire case. This will give us a list of what points we can use, and we can work with you from there to decide which ones to focus on.
Another point that we can consider is whether you had any of your rights violated. Rights violations can sometimes make huge differences in criminal cases. In some cases, this can even result in evidence being kept out of the case, such as which evidence was illegally obtained.