Our last post on this blog discussed witness impeachment and how it may be a beneficial tactic in a criminal trial. This subject highlights how strategy can be critical when preparing a defense against criminal allegations. There are many issues to confront, including physical evidence, witnesses, and defense legal theory. Each of these matters is deep in its own right. With regard to witnesses, for example, a defendant must choose which witnesses to call on direct examination, assess how those witnesses will be cross-examined, decide how they will cross-examine the prosecution’s witnesses, and determine whether they will attack a witness’s credibility.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding a case, certain laws may apply to trial tactics. Jury selection, witness examination, the introduction of evidence, making objections to witness questioning and the prosecution’s introduction of evidence all take legal know-how and skill. This is critical, as making the right objection, properly questioning witnesses, and adequately challenging aspects of the prosecution’s case could make all the difference between acquittal and conviction.
Therefore, it is often in a criminal defendant’s best interests to seek assistance from an experienced legal defense team. A qualified attorney can help prepare a case for trial and ensure that the defendant’s side of the story is as thoroughly illustrated as possible.
David G Moore, Attorney at Law stands up for those accused of criminal wrongdoing. Our firm knows the law and how to use it to our clients’ advantage during litigation. We thoroughly prepare our cases to ensure that we can provide our clients with the aggressive, dedicated, and diligent defense they need and deserve. The choice of an attorney is a tough one, and one that should not be taken lightly. Therefore, if you have been accused of a crime, be sure to do your research and choose a firm that fits with your best interests.