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How does a Criminal Defense Attorney Prepare for Trial?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Oct 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Going through a trial is something that is never easy, and it's something that is often different from a case to case basis, even if it is the same type of case. Legal professionals often need to do personal investigations for the cases of their clients in order to prepare for an upcoming court dispute as a criminal defense attorney. Brandon residents might think that a lawyer is only concerned with understanding and interpreting laws for their clients, which is true, but it is not something that helps their prepare for a specific case in court.

Understanding the Facts of a Defense Case

One of the most important jobs of any legal professionals is to make sure that they have all the information and facts relating to the case. If a legal professional does not know about all the details of a case for their client, there could be an instance where undisclosed information can drastically change the outcome of a case. As a criminal defense attorney, Brandon legal professionals will go through an investigation phase where they look at all the evidence and talk to as many people involved in the case before moving forward with a solid defense. In legal terms, this period of time is known as the discovery phase.

Using Outside Help in a Defense Case

Once a professional feel comfortable understanding the many aspects of a case they are representing, they often use outside professionals to help strengthen their decisive argument. When it comes to a criminal defense attorney, Brandon residents will often have experts or consultants that they use to better strengthen the case for their client. This could be a witness to court case, or it could be a trial or jury consultant that uses their knowledge to make a better defense in a court case. Trial consultants are often experts in a specific field such as forensics or psychology, while a jury consultant is someone that works with legal professionals to help them pick the best jurors for their case.

*Disclaimer: The views expressed here are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of Butash Law Group*

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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