Wrapping up our blog series 6 Criminal Defense Strategies That Work & Can Help You, below, we will highlight a few more effective tactics that can be used to defend you against criminal charges.

Some More Powerful Criminal Defense Strategies

5 – Getting evidence against you thrown out of court

While there may be various criminal defense strategies that can work in your case, contact us for the best defense. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you.

While there may be various criminal defense strategies that can work in your case, contact us for the best defense. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Before and during the trial, another potentially powerful criminal defense strategy can be to argue for the dismissal of as much evidence against the defendant as possible. Some examples of how this may be done for various types of criminal evidence can involve contending that:

  • The defendant’s Fifth Amendment rights were violated and, therefore, his confession should be thrown out of court
  • The defendant’s Fourth Amendment rights were violated and, consequently, weapons or other evidence should not be admissible
  • The evidence in question was mishandled and/or contaminated and, thus, should be admitted in the case.

When this criminal defense strategy is successful and the evidence in question may have been the lynchpin of a prosecutor’s case, it may be possible to get the charges against the defendant reduced or potentially even dropped entirely.

In other cases, the dismissal of prosecutors’ evidence may be enough to compel these lawyers to be willing to make reasonable or very favorable plea deal offers to the defendant.

6 – Going the insanity or plea deal route

In some cases, the preferential criminal defense strategies can be to:

  • Plead an insanity defense – Although the insanity defense is notoriously difficult, it DOES work in some cases (after all, it exists for a reason), namely when defendants are struggling with serious mental health issues or impairments.
  • Seriously consider working out a plea deal – When the evidence against the defendant is overwhelming and the chances of an acquittal in trial may be very slim, considering plea deals may also be a viable criminal defense strategy (after all, plea deals could offer people the opportunity to plead to lesser charges and/or receive reduced sentences; in the face of conviction, this can be very enticing).

The Bottom Line about Criminal Defense Strategies: Hire an Experienced Lawyer

When it comes to criminal defense strategies, the bottom line is that:

  • The best strategies for a particular defendant will depend on the facts of his case, as well as the charges in question and the defendant’s criminal history.
  • Having an experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side will be crucial to identifying – and effectively presenting – the best criminal defense strategies for you.

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.

To learn more about our superior legal services and how we can assist you, contact us by calling (719) 556- 8844 or by emailing us using the contact form on this page. From our offices based in Pueblo, we represent clients in Trinidad, La Jara, Lamar, Walsenburg, Alamosa and throughout the state of Colorado.

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