The right defense lawyer for grand theft accusations with over 25 years of expertise, David Pflaum asserts his clients rights and gets the best possible results for them in court.
Just because a person is accused of grand theft does not mean that he or she is guilty. The accused has rights and remedies.
Attorney Pflaum is the right defender to make a positive difference in the outcome of a grand theft prosecution.
Note. Many clients may never have to appear in court.
They may rest assured that Mr. Pflaum shall appear in court on their behalf, keep them advised of the progress of their case, and resolve the case as quickly and effectively as possible.
HOW THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER FOR GRAND THEFT REPRESENTS HIS CLIENT PRIOR TO COURT
Investigation. If you are under investigation for a crime of grand theft, call attorney Pflaum immediately.
Mr. Pflaum properly advises you about the best way to invoke your constitutional rights. More importantly he speaks to investigators on your behalf with the goal of preventing an arrest or prosecution in court.
Notification. Some cases of grand theft begin with a “notify letter” from the San Diego District Attorney advising the accused that he or she must appear in court to respond to the accusation of committing grand theft.
Arrest. Other cases of grand theft begin with an arrest of the accused who is put in jail where he or she remains until bail is posted or the judge releases the accused.
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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STRATEGIES THE DEFENSE LAWYER FOR GRAND THEFT USES TO DEFEND HIS CLIENT IN COURT
The right criminal defense attorney for grand theft spends extensive time investigating the facts and evidence of the case.
The first step is to meet with the client and to get to know about his or her background and present status, and to find out why he or she thinks there is a grand theft accusation filed against them.
Mr. Pflaum also learns everything he can about the facts of the case from the police reports, victim’s statement if any, loss prevention reports, witness accounts, video recordings, surveillance tapes, and other evidence that might be involved in the case.
After the lawyer has all the necessary information, the lawyer goes to court for the first time for arraignment where the accused is formally charged, a plea of not guilty is entered, bail may be discussed, and future court dates are set.
Plea Bargaining. Statistics show that nearly 95% of criminal cases are settled prior to trial by way of a plea bargain.
A plea bargain is an agreement between the client, the criminal defense attorney, the prosecutor and the judge.
The goal of a plea bargain is to eliminate or reduce the charges, avoid time in prison or jail, and reduce the fines.
Defense Strengths. Good plea bargains come about because the criminal defense attorney knows his client well, investigates the case, carefully reviews the police reports, examines all the forensic evidence, interviews witnesses, and develops the strengths of a case.
Prosecution Weaknesses. By the same process, the criminal defense attorney also develops weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case such as inconsistencies in witness statements, problems with the arrest or the investigation, and evidence that may be missing or inconclusive.
Effective Presentation. Attorney Pflaum then makes a persuasive presentation 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 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.
Jury Trial. A jury trial may be successful to prove that a client accused of committing grand theft did not intend to commit the crime, did not steal any money or property, and did nothing illegal.
The best type of trial defense will depend upon the background of the client, the facts of the case, the type of evidence, and the testimony of witnesses.
One way to defend an accusation of grand theft is by showing that the person who is accused of committing the crime did not have access to the money or property involved in the alleged grand theft scheme. This may be a complete defense and may help to resolve or dismiss the criminal case.
Accounting issues may also be an issue if the alleged victim cannot show a loss through financial records through an accountant or bookkeeper.
Other defenses at trial depend upon the facts of the alleged grand theft but commonly include the following.
- No criminal intent
- Insufficient evidence
- No corroboration
- No witness identification
- Witness bias
- No proof beyond a reasonable doubt
- Violation of the right to remain silent
- Coerced confession
- Inconsistent police testimony
- No proof of financial loss
THE CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER FOR GRAND THEFT DEDICATED TO GETTING JUSTICE FOR CLIENTS
David Pflaum understands the needs of his clients. He has decades of experience making a positive difference for them.
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