Types of Criminal Defense Strategies in New Jersey
Criminal defense attorneys are often glamorized on television as super sleuth detectives, and there is kernel of truth to this depiction of defense attorneys, as the best defense attorneys must unravel the state’s entire case in order to understand how best to craft a defense. Depending on the nature of your charges, the strategy that your attorney uses could make all the difference when it comes to helping you beat your charges and avoid the most severe penalties.
Commonly Used Criminal Defense Strategies in New Jersey
Every case is different, so the criminal defense strategy used in your case will be unique to your situation. The best strategy in your case should be formulated by working alongside your attorney. One commonly used strategy is to attack the state’s evidence and have it eliminated from the case; usually applies when the evidence was obtained in an inappropriate manner. If your attorney can convince the court that evidence the prosecutor is using against you was obtained in violation of your constitutional rights, the court can prevent the prosecutor from using that evidence at trial, which weakens their case and strengthens the defense.
Sometimes, the best strategy in the case is mitigation. This means that your attorney will present the best evidence possible about your life and your history in order to receive a reduced sentence. Sometimes the best defense is to resolve the case, but with the most favorable sentence possible.
Crafting a defense that will undermine the prosecutor’s ability to prove a person’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt is challenging, but may sometimes be the only strategy available. If done properly, you may be acquitted after a trial if your defense is sufficient to demonstrate to a jury that the prosecutor could not prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt.
Criminal defenses such as alibi, duress, coercion, self-defense, all require critical analysis and evaluation of an experienced and seasoned professional, who will present your defense in the best light possible.
Contact the New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers at Bramnick Law
The penalties for crimes in New Jersey can be severe. That is why it is critical that you hire an experienced attorney to represent you. At Bramnick Law, our dedicated law firm serves numerous locations throughout New Jersey. Our main office is located at 1827 E 2nd St, Scotch Plains, NJ 07076, and we have several other locations in Newark, Westfield, Cherry Hill, Clifton, East Brunswick, and Elizabeth, NJ. We have been dedicated to serving residents of New Jersey since 1984. Send us a brief description of your legal concern online, call us at (908) 325-5571, or visit us at one of our offices for more information about our services.
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