If you were recently arrested, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to protect your rights and freedom throughout the legal process. Your lawyer can review your case, determine your available legal options, and help you either get your charges/sentence reduced or your entire case dismissed.
But since there are many qualified attorneys out there, how do you know who will be the right one to represent you? While you may want to hire a lawyer with years of experience, you must also consider the advantages of having one with experience as a prosecutor.
The following are the main reasons why you should hire a former prosecutor as your criminal defense attorney:
Thoroughly understands the other side of the courtroom – A former prosecutor has experience trying cases on both sides of the courtroom. He/she will know how the prosecution obtains evidence, determines the charges against the defendant, and develops their argument and case to present at trial. A former prosecutor will know how weak the prosecution’s argument is and strengthen your case to exploit those weaknesses.
Plenty of trial-tested experience – Did you know that some lawyers will only settle cases outside the courtroom without going to a trial? On the other hand, former prosecutors have tried many cases a month and are prepared for whatever the prosecution throws at them in court. Additionally, they can effectively balance and handle a heavy caseload because they receive a high volume of cases from the state.
Close relationships with local courts – Since former prosecutors have spent years in local courts, they have developed strong relationships with local judges and other prosecutors. They will understand how a particular judge rules on certain cases and will build an effective and personalized defense strategy to get the best possible outcome for their clients.
At Corrigan Welbourn Stokke, APLC, our legal team is comprised of three former prosecutors with more than 100 years of combined legal experience. We are not afraid to go to trial in order to secure the most favorable result and get your life back on track.
If you or a loved one has been arrested in Newport Beach or Orange County, contact us today at (949) 251-0330 and schedule a free case evaluation. Available 24/7!