I will thoroughly explain the law to you during a conversation that will continue and develop until your case is over.
Being charged with a crime is one of the most stressful experiences you will ever endure. Understanding how the law applies to the facts of your case can reduce your stress.
Your ability to make informed decisions increases the likelihood that your case will be successfully resolved.
We will consult regarding all the important choices that need to be made in your case. After thorough consultation, you will have the final word on some of the most important decisions.
For example, you will decide whether to go to trial or to plead guilty. At trial, you will decide whether you will testify or remain silent. On these matters, you will have the final word. However, you will be in the best position to decide these matters only after you completely understand the benefits and risks of each available course of action.
We will spend a lot of time discussing, in light of the law, how different situations might play out.
How will the prosecutor attempt to prove the case against you? How will I defend you? Should you testify before the Grand Jury? Should you testify at trial? What are the benefits and risks of going to trial? What are the benefits and risks of pleading guilty? If you reject an offer, what is the likelihood that you will receive a worse offer in the future? What is the likelihood that you will receive a better offer?
I will answer each and every question that you have. I will provide further information that might be helpful, even if you haven't thought to ask for it.
We will discuss different strategies, and the tactics we might use to implement those strategies.
With a full understanding of the law, you will be best positioned to make important decisions regarding your case.