October 29, 2014 “I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck, but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.” Steven Wright Strategy Generally, a criminal defense strategy for your case will come to light as your defense attorney learns more about the prosecutor’s plan of attack. Because each criminal prosecution is different, your defense strategy is unique to the situation at hand. Additionally, how the criminal defense acts and answers the prosecutor’s questions will change the criminal defense strategy. In general, a criminal defendant who is honest with his attorney will have a greater chance of providing a great defense. It is worthwhile, though; to keep in mind that the truth the defense sees is not always the truth the prosecution sees. The Expert Storyteller A criminal defense lawyer is an expert at telling a truthful story in a variety of different ways. Additionally, a prosecutor and defense attorney can both use the same foundation of events and come up with two completely different stories. Possible strategies may include: The attorney’s use of truth. Regardless of the angle of your representative’s storyline, a case rooted in a truthful foundation of evidence is always an intelligent strategy. Your representative’s ability to gain sympathy from the judge or the jury. An example would be if the attorney communicates the defendant’s original desire to withdraw from a crime before it was committed. Your lawyer’s ability to prove why the events that occurred were the actual events. For example, if the defendant claims to not have been at the crime scene when the crime occurred, the defendant’s story must show why the defendant was not there. Contact Us Today Whether you are dealing with a shoplifting arrest or have been charged with theft, we can represent your best interest. With over twenty-seven years of combined experience amongst our attorneys, our criminal defense lawyers have the knowledge you want to defend you. We have dedicated our careers to protecting the rights of those accused of crimes. We will dedicate ourselves to defending you. For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney, contact us online or call us today at 206-621-0500.