Challenging Your Case in Court
In the U.S., if you are charged with a crime, you cannot be punished and deprived of your freedoms without “due process of law.” This means that before a final decision can be made in your case, you must go through various legal processes. In some situations, a case can be settled out of court through a plea deal; however, others might require litigation – presented in court. Taking a case to trial requires a comprehensive understanding of the law and a certain set of skills to effectively argue the matter in front of a judge and/or jury.
Backed by over 3 decades of combined experience, our Cincinnati attorneys have a track record of success with trial litigation matters. At Patituce & Associates, we know the processes and rules of the courts and can help you navigate the complexities of the justice system. Although we will fight to settle your case before trial, we are not afraid to go up against the prosecution in court. Our focus will be on protecting your best interests, and we will work hard toward a favorable outcome on your behalf.
To learn more about the aggressive legal counsel we provide and how we can help you, call us at(513) 224-5084.
The Government’s Burden of Proof
Because criminal cases involve violations of state or federal laws, they are pursued by the government. The person working on the government’s behalf is called a prosecutor, and it’s their burden to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the alleged offense. They must provide evidence, testimony, and other documents to convince a judge or jury of your guilt.
You, as a defendant, have the right to challenge the accusations made against you. To do this effectively, you must thoroughly review the prosecutor’s case and identify weaknesses in their arguments. This can be a challenging task, as it requires an extensive understanding of relevant laws and the ability to develop a persuasive argument.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go up against the prosecution alone. You have the right to have an attorney by your side throughout the process. At Patituce & Associates, our lawyers will not only help you understand the legal process and what to expect should your case be taken to trial, but we will also work on developing a strong defense on your behalf.
Building a Legal Strategy
One of the first and most important steps in a criminal trial is the discovery phase. During this process, the prosecutor must share the evidence they have for the case. This includes both information they have against you and that which is favorable to you. We will scour every detail of the prosecutor’s evidence and the methods used to collect it. We will identify any holes and challenge any injustices. Where necessary, we will file motions to suppress unlawfully obtained evidence and further weaken the prosecutor’s case.
Our Cincinnati team consists of skilled trial lawyers, and if your case must be resolved through litigation, we will be ready to represent you in court. We will work aggressively to cast doubt on the accusations made against you.