As we recently noted, the new attorney general is placing a focus on violent crimes. These crimes are often ones that have very serious penalties. If you are facing charges for a crime of violence, you need to get to work today so that you don't have to try to throw a defense strategy together the night before a trial.
When it comes to criminal cases, you can resolve the matter before heading to court by entering into a plea deal. You also have the right to take your case to trial. No matter which way you opt to handle your case, preparation is the key.
One thing that you have to think about if you may try for a plea deal is that you might not come up with one that is agreeable for both you and the prosecution. With this in mind, you should work to prepare a trial defense just in case you end up having to take that route.
There are many different points that you can explore when you are facing charges for a violent crime. DNA evidence, fingerprints and other forensic evidence might be part of the prosecution's case against you. Learning how to address these points can help in your defense.
You have a lot at stake if you are facing these serious charges. You might be facing incarceration or fines. These can impact your life in negative manners. You have to carefully consider each impact when you think about plea deals or heading to trial since they must be part of how you make your decisions about the case.