The criminal legal system is a complex web of statutes, case law and rules of evidence. Last week on the blog, we discussed one aspect of this intricate system: character evidence. As important as this issue can be in your criminal case, it likely won't be the only one. You might face issues with regard to chain of custody, hearsay, improperly authenticated documents, statute of limitations and legal precedent. If you don't handle these matters properly at trial, then a prosecutor will likely take advantage of you, meaning that your mistake could lead to your conviction.
You don't want that, and we at David G Moore Attorney at Law don't want that either. But, what can you do to better protect yourself and strengthen your legal defense? One of the best ways to do this is to seek out competent legal counsel. An experienced attorney will know how to deal with these issues, make proper objections, and aggressively respond to objections from the other side. Though an attorney may not win every objection they make or challenge, it preserves the issue for review on appeal, which can be critical.
At our firm, we have years of trial experience. We know how the rules of evidence work and how they can be utilized to our clients' advantage. We also apply applicable statutes and case law, leaving no stone unturned when trying to raise reasonable doubt as to our clients' guilt.
Does knowing the rules of evidence and how to apply the law guarantee a win? No. But not knowing these things can significantly increase the chances of a loss. As innocent as a "loss" may sound, to those facing criminal charges, it can mean losing years of their lives to incarceration and a ruined reputation. Therefore, if you are up against allegations of criminal wrongdoing, then you need to carefully consider your criminal defense options.