Court Trial 101: How Does a Defense Attorney Prepare for a Case?

When faced with a big case, preparation is important. Different criminal defense lawyers will have various approaches to case preparation. Independent investigation is the backbone of a good defense strategy for any defense lawyer, however.

If you’re interested in learning more about the preparation process for a criminal case, keep reading!

Defense Attorneys and Case Prep

Preparing for cases is essential. Your criminal defense lawyer uses this time to conduct a proper investigation and research. This information will make up the defense for your case, and it will determine

It’s important to be completely honest and straightforward with your attorney. The attorney-client relationship means that communications between defendants and defense lawyers are legally protected and private.

That means that it’s okay to share sensitive or confidential information with your attorney.

A criminal lawyer will look into the plaintiff and defendant’s previous criminal charges and use the information to create a theory of the case. This theory determines the legal strategy moving forward.

There are three potential categories that criminal cases fall into, and we’ll discuss them below.

1. Complete Denial of Prosecutor’s Charges

Our first course of action is to completely deny all charges brought forth by the prosecution. We will use all evidence at our disposal to argue that the case should be thrown out.

2. Admission and Explanation

If there’s no denying that the event happened, we take this approach. We will admit that certain facts in the case are true, but we will provide an explanation for why it happened.

3. Confession Session

A confession acknowledges that an event mentioned in the case happened. However, if this is our strategy, we still aim to reduce the sentence as much as possible.

Integrating External Help for a Stronger Defense

To create a stronger defense, our attorneys often approach outside consultants. These knowledgeable experts can help us polish our defense strategy.

Our trial consultants help us prepare for the trial presentation. Many consultants have a background in psychology and can help determine the best way to present information to a jury.

Jury consultants help attorneys select an optimal jury. They can also help with figuring out strategies and arguments that are most likely to sway that particular jury.

Expert witnesses can be valuable in a court case. In this situation, an expert will testify on behalf of the defendant and offer insight into the situation. This expert may provide specific information related to the case that will change the jury’s mind.

We use consultants to develop a strong, compelling case and prevent conviction.

Let LibertyBell Law Group Show Up With a Strong Defense

LibertyBell Law Group is a well-respected criminal law firm based in Los Angeles that serves the entire United States. We achieve excellent results for our clients, often getting cases dismissed or avoiding having charges filed.

Our legal team of criminal defense lawyers handles a wide variety of cases, from traffic ticket issues to fraud and violent crimes.

We fight aggressively against the prosecutor’s case to get the best results possible for our clients. Our team provides top-notch legal services, and we have an excellent track record of getting cases dismissed. If you need an experienced attorney, you can rely on us.

Our criminal defense lawyers work hard on each individual case. Get in touch today for a free evaluation of your case and we’ll explore your legal options and explain pricing. Contact us at 877-541-3566 at LibertyBell Law Group today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Defense Lawyers

Many potential clients are curious about what defense attorneys actually do. Here are answers to some common questions!

What do I do after being arrested?

Immediately after an arrest, it’s important to invoke your right to stay silent and get in touch with an attorney as soon as possible. Even if you have already spoken to the police, it is still important to work with a private lawyer.

How do I find a good defense lawyer?

When looking for a defense lawyer, pay attention to experience, credentials, and testimonials. You may also want to consult with a lawyer before committing to one.

What is a federal crime?

A federal crime is any crime that breaks a federal law, instead of a local or state law. These cases are more serious than other cases.

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