Resuming 6 Criminal Defense Strategies That Work & Can Help You (Pt. 1), here, we will continue revealing some of the more effective tactics that defense lawyers may be able to use when defending you against misdemeanor or felony criminal charges.

More Essential Criminal Defense Strategies

3 – Pointing out the unreliability of eye witness testimony

Revealing the unreliability of eye witness testimony and preparing you to take the stand are two more effective criminal defense strategies. Contact us for the best defense.

Revealing the unreliability of eye witness testimony and preparing you to take the stand are two more effective criminal defense strategies. Contact us for the best defense.

Eye witnesses can seem to provide very compelling evidence in criminal cases, especially when there may be more than one eye witness and these people have similar stories. However, another powerful criminal defense strategy can be to start breaking down the details of an eye witness account, taking a closer look at:

  • Who the witness is and/or whether (s)he has a history of bending the truth
  • Whether the witness may have something to gain from his or her testimony (such as favorable plea deals with prosecutors for testifying)
  • Where exactly the witness was in relation to the alleged offense
  • Just what the witness is claiming to have seen.

By really scrutinizing eye witness accounts, it can be possible to prove that witnesses for the prosecution may be lying, bending the truth or simply mistaken, maybe providing the account out of a misguided desire to help. In fact, by challenging such questionable eye witness testimony, this criminal defense strategy may be effective at generating enough reasonable doubt in the minds of jurors (and maybe even prosecutors).

4 – Preparing you to take the stand in your defense

If your criminal case ends up going to trial and you want to take the stand in your defense to tell your side of the story, then another very effective criminal defense strategy will be preparing you to testify in court.

In fact, what few people may realize is that testifying in court is really unlike anything they’ve probably ever done before – especially if they are now fighting against criminal charges. Going through exercises like mock trials or even focus groups can be effective in this type of trial preparation for defendants.

By being ready to testify, defendants in criminal cases can:

  • Better understand how their body language and expressions may impact the jury
  • Be ready to tell their version of events in a cohesive, clear manner in court
  • Mentally prepare themselves for possibly contentious or abrasive cross-examinations.

For some additional criminal defense strategies that may work in your case, don’t miss the conclusion to this blog series. It will be published soon.

Trinidad and Pueblo Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth

Have you or a loved one been charged with a crime? If so, the Trinidad and Pueblo criminal defense attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth are ready to provide you with the highest quality legal services and the best possible defense. With our trusted Pueblo attorneys on your side, you can be confident that your case and legal matters will be brought to a successful resolution in the most efficient manner possible.

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