Unlike my previous books, the focus here isn’t criminal defense strategies but options when those strategies won’t work!
Everyone faced with a criminal problem wants to obtain a great result and this is the very reason why a person hires an experienced criminal defense lawyer! Sometimes, however, a great result isn’t limited to an acquittal (not guilty) verdict!
Criminal trials are sometimes the only way to minimize a client’s exposure. Our firm has tried a number of cases where we’ve known that the client is clearly guilty, but the prosecution has refused to provide any incentive to plead guilty. It isn’t our job to judge a client’s behavior or choice, but rather to ensure that despite that behavior, their rights are protected under the Constitution.
There are times, however, when a person must consider other options. In these situations, it is critical to understand not only the consequences of a conviction but also the available options which can minimize and potentially eliminate a long period of probation, a jail sentence, and, in some cases, bring about a favorable result despite one’s criminal culpability. The purpose of this book is to provide an overview of the criminal justice system, the available defenses, options at pre-trial, trial, and alternatives to trial.