PROBLEM:

The prosecution refuses to negotiate an acceptable settlement to your case or you are innocent of the crime you’re being accused of.

SOLUTION:

Take the case to jury trial and put on a spirited and persuasive presentation to the jury; argue acquittal of all charges and allegations.

WHY HAVE A TRIAL?

There are many reasons to take your felony or misdemeanor case to a jury trial. Maybe you are wrongly accused of something you did not do.  Perhaps you have too much to lose to plead guilty to anything, even if it is a “good deal.”  Whatever the reason, we are on your side.  We are powerful and persuasive trial attorneys that can help you win your misdemeanor or felony trial.

WHAT SERVICES ARE INCLUDED?

A jury trial is multifaceted. Success depends on experience, ingenuity and hard work.  We provide full services by completing each and every stage to effectively present a persuasive defense to all charges and allegations.

WITNESS SUBPOENAS

To ensure defense witnesses will show up to your jury trial, we have our witnesses subpoenaed to come to court on your behalf.

PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE

This is the part of the jury trial where we discuss the case with the judge and determine scheduling issues and other procedural issues.

MOTIONS IN LIMINE

This is the part of the jury trial where we attempt to exclude key pieces of the prosecution’s evidence from being seen or heard by the jurors.

VOIR DIRE (JURY SELECTION)

This may be the most important part of your jury trial.  During voir dire, we select the jury based on asking them questions designed to uncover bias, predispositions and insight into what makes them tick.

OPENING STATEMENT

This is our first opportunity to present our theory of the case to the jury.  We present our side and what we expect the evidence will show at trial.  We deliver a persuasive theory of our case and drive home a theme that the jury will remember as they listen to the evidence.

CROSS EXAMINATION OF THE STATE’S WITNESSES

After the prosecution questions a witness, we have the opportunity to do the same.  The credibility of the prosecution’s witnesses is key in a criminal trial.  We attack their credibility by using proven trial tactics designed to elicit facts helpful to the defense.

PRESENTATION OF DEFENSE EVIDENCE

After the state has argued its case, the defense has the option of calling witnesses and presenting evidence.  We consult with each of our witnesses and devise a strategy for how their testimony can best present evidence in your favor.

CLOSING STATEMENT

This is the final part of the trial where we vehemently argue your case to the jury.  We bring back our theory of the case and we argue why they should side with us and not with the government.

EXPERIENCE

We are a tested trial team that has successfully handled high level criminal trials from simple battery to first degree murder.  We have the resources, the forensic network, and most importantly the legal skills and experience to challenge any prosecutor at trial.

COMMITMENT

Each trial we do is incredibly important to us.  We take these cases very seriously and we are committed to winning your jury trial.

RESULTS

Our team successfully defends criminal cases at trial year after year.  Read more about our results.

WE’RE HERE TO HELP

If you or a loved one is currently facing criminal misdemeanor or felony charges, we can help. Call us today for a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys: 619-363-1405 or email us at matt@lawofficemjs.com.