The right criminal lawyer for robbery in Oceanside with more than 25 years of expertise, David Pflaum provides experienced legal representation to get the best possible results for his clients.
Just because a person is accused or arrested for robbery in Oceanside does not mean that he or she is guilty. The accused has rights and remedies.
An experienced criminal lawyer like Mr. Pflaum can make a difference in the outcome of a robbery prosecution.
HOW THE CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR ROBBERY IN OCEANSIDE DEFENDS HIS CLIENT BEFORE COURT
Criminal lawyer Pflaum has a firm grasp of the laws and statutes that apply to the successful defense of a robbery accusation.
An accusation of robbery arises when a person allegedly takes something from another person by the use of force or by the threat of force (Penal Code section 211).
A robbery charge may also commonly arise during a petty theft where some degree of force is used, usually during the time a loss prevention officer contacts the accused. This is called an “Estes” robbery.
Robbery may be considered a ‘serious’ felony which counts as a ‘strike’ prior conviction.
A person charged with robbery is always arrested and placed into custody.
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 depend 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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STRATEGIES OF THE CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR ROBBERY IN OCEANSIDE
The successful criminal lawyer for robbery in Oceanside like Mr. Pflaum meets with the client as soon as possible to discuss the facts of the case during an initial consultation and determine the best defense strategies.
Every case is different. Each client is unique.
Consultation. The defense attorney learns all he can about his client’s background, work experience, ties to the community, professional credentials, family, military background, and religious affiliations.
The defense attorney also reviews all the evidence that the police rely on to prosecute the client for robbery. Evidence may consist of eye witness identifications, fingerprints, stolen property found in the possession of the accused, confessions, witness statements, and forensic evidence ties to the crime scene.
The successful felony defense attorney has significant expertise litigating cases prior to trial.
Plea Bargains. 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, fingerprints, videos, photographs, tape recordings, 911 calls, forensic evidence, and witness interviews to develop the strengths of a case.
Strategies. The best defense strategies that attorney Pflaum may rely on in order to secure a favorable plea bargain are as follows.
- No criminal intent
- Insufficient evidence
- No corroboration
- No witness identification
- Witness bias
- No use of force
- No proof beyond a reasonable doubt
- Violation of the right to remain silent
- Coerced confession
- Incomplete police investigation
Prosecution Weaknesses. By the same process the criminal defense attorney 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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Trial. Defenses at trial depend upon the exact nature of the criminal accusation and the evidence, but commonly include the following.
A jury trial may be successful to prove that a client accused of committing a robbery did not commit the crime, did not intend to steal any property, or did not take anything from another person by the use or threat of force.
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THE CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR ROBBERY IN OCEANSIDE DEDICATED TO JUSTICE FOR CLIENTS
Mr. Pflaum understands the needs of his clients. He has decades of experience making a positive difference for them.
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