The right felony defense attorney with more than 25 years of successful expertise, David Pflaum protects the rights of his clients and gets the best possible results for them.
Just because a person is accused or arrested for committing a felony does not mean that he or she is guilty. The accused has rights and remedies.
An experienced and dedicated attorney like Mr. Pflaum makes a positive difference in the outcome of a felony prosecution.
HOW THE FELONY DEFENSE ATTORNEY REPRESENTS HIS CLIENT BEFORE COURT
The successful felony defense attorney has extensive experience getting his clients released from jail while the case is pending.
Almost every person accused of a felony is arrested and put into jail with bail set according to the San Diego County Jail schedule.
Felonies are the most serious types of criminal accusations that include murder, rape, robbery, assault, DUI with injury, embezzlement, molestation, domestic violence, manslaughter, drug trafficking, grand theft, fraud, etc.
Get Out Of Jail. When a client is in jail there are several ways attorney Pflaum helps him or her get released from jail before the first court date, or during the first court date at the arraignment.
The procedures to get a person out of custody depends on the circumstances of the alleged crime and the present status of the accused, i.e., ties to the community, employment, ownership of property, age, health, prior criminal record, military experience and character references.
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Contact the Prosecutor’s Office. Depending upon the circumstances, such as assistance from the alleged victim, interviews with witnesses, and additional facts about the arrest, the defense lawyer gets vital information about the client and the case as soon as possible.
Mr. Pflaum then delivers the most important information to the prosecutor’s office as soon as possible with the goal of persuading the prosecutor’s office not to file any criminal charges against the arrested person, or to reduce the charges.
HOW THE FELONY DEFENSE ATTORNEY SEEKS JUSTICE FOR HIS CLIENT IN COURT
The first important part of a felony defense is for attorney Pflaum to meet extensively with his client and to find out from him or her all of the facts of the detention and arrest.
It is also vital to learn from the client his or her background, present status, current employment, mental and physical health condition, and prior record if any.
Plea Bargains. The right felony defense attorney has expertise litigating cases prior to trial.
Statistics show that nearly 95% of criminal cases are settled before trial by way of a plea bargain.
A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecution, judge, defense attorney and client to eliminate or reduce the charges, avoid or minimize the amount of time in prison and jail, and reduce the fines.
A client is under no obligation to accept a plea bargain offer, but plea bargaining is the first stage of every prosecution.
Defense Strengths. Good plea bargains come about because the criminal defense attorney knows his client well, investigates the case, carefully reviews the police reports, the medical records, fingerprints, videos, photographs, tape recordings, 911 calls, forensic evidence, and witness interviews to develop the strengths of a case.
Strategies. The typical defense strategies that attorney Pflaum relies on to secure a favorable plea bargain include the following.
- No criminal intent
- Insufficient evidence
- No corroboration
- No eye witness identification
- Witness bias
- No proof beyond a reasonable doubt
- Violation of the right to remain silent
- Coerced confession
- Inconsistent police testimony
- Incomplete investigation
- Failure of proof
Prosecution Weaknesses. By the same process attorney Pflaum develops weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case such as inconsistencies in witness statements, problems with the arrest or the investigation, discrepancies in the conduct of the investigating officers, missing or inconclusive evidence, and problems in the forensic evidence.
Effective Presentation. The criminal defense attorney then makes a persuasive presentation to the judge and prosecutor about the strengths of his client’s case, and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, to achieve an excellent plea bargain offer for his client.
If the plea bargain offer is accepted by the client and his defense attorney, the case proceeds to the next court date for sentencing.
If the plea bargain is not accepted, then the client and the defense attorney continue to aggressively defend the case as it heads towards a trial.
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Jury Trial. For cases that cannot be, or should not be, settled by way of a plea bargain, attorney Pflaum is ready to prepare for and go to trial and get the best results possible for his client.
The best defense at trial depends upon the type of felony, the state of the evidence, the witnesses, whether the client will testify, the forensic evidence, and many other factors but commonly include the following.
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FELONY DEFENSE ATTORNEY DEDICATED TO JUSTICE
Attorney Pflaum is a relentless defender and legal advocate of his clients charged with a felony.
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