A felony defense attorney with more than 25 years of successful experience, David Pflaum gets the best possible results for a client charged with a felony.
Just because a person is accused of 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 difference in the outcome of a felony prosecution.
HOW AN EXPERIENCED DEFENSE LAWYER HELPS THE CLIENT BEFORE COURT
Felonies are the most serious types of criminal accusations that include murder, rape, robbery, assault, DUI with injury, embezzlement, molestation, manslaughter, drug trafficking, and thefts.
Almost every person accused of a felony is arrested and put into jail with bail set according to the San Diego County Jail schedule.
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 AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER HELPS DURING THE COURT PROCESS
Once the attorney has the best information about the case, which includes the full background of his client, witness statements, the evidence seized by the police and other important factors, he goes to court to negotiate a plea bargain with the prosecution and the judge.
Statistics show that nearly 95% of criminal cases are settled before trial by way of a plea agreement.
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, or allow for alternatives to custody, reduce the fines, and may allow for a modification to be built into the deal for a better result upon successful completion of probation.
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, DNA, fingerprints, videos, photographs, tape recordings, 911 calls, forensic evidence, and witness interviews to develop the strengths of a case.
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 for his client.
If the plea bargain offer is accepted by the client and his defense attorney, the case then goes 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.
- 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
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