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Shouldn’t your defense strategy include your own investigation?

On Behalf of | Dec 26, 2018 | Criminal Defense

Many criminal defendants in Florida are presented with a set of facts and some basic evidence that the prosecution will use to attempt to prove the case and may think that they have no chance at presenting a sound criminal defense. But, in many cases, that simply isn’t true. Shouldn’t your defense strategy include an investigation of your own into the alleged facts behind the purported crime?

At our law firm, we know that any given case could have multiple versions of the alleged events that occurred. Law enforcement officials and prosecutors are more likely to present those facts and the evidence they will use in a light that makes it hard for a criminal defendant to justify the time and effort it might take to push the case all the way to a jury trial. However, those facts and the evidence must be evaluated with a critical eye – one that is looking out for the criminal defendant’s rights.

An investigation conducted from the defense perspective could lead to a different story to present to the court. Perhaps there were constitutional violations committed during the law enforcement investigation. Or, perhaps there is a witness who had a different view of the alleged incident in question. If criminal defendants don’t conduct their own investigations, they may be limiting their available options.

At our law firm, we do our best to work with Florida residents who are facing criminal charges and who may be able to present a sound criminal defense theory, supported by an appropriate and thorough investigation. For more information, please visit the criminal defense section of our law firm’s website.