EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL LAWYER FOR BEST DEFENSES TO BATTERY
A highly skilled defense lawyer with more than 25 years of experience protects your rights and gets the best possible results in court if you are facing an accusation of battery.
An accusation of battery can occur in many different types of situations from your own home or neighborhood to a soccer game, a baseball stand, a park, a restaurant, a bar, or from a dating relationship.
There are many defenses to battery in violation of Penal Code 242, Simple Battery, and Penal Code section 243.4, Sexual Battery.
THE BEST DEFENSES FOR A CHARGE OF BATTERY
Some successful defenses for a charge of battery are the following.
- Defense of another
- Defense of property
- Insufficient evidence
- No proof beyond a reasonable doubt
- One person’s word against another
- Lack of corroboration
- Lack of credibility of witnesses
- Bias of witness
- Motive to lie
The best defense depends on the facts of the case. Each client is unique. Every charge of battery is different.
HOW THE LAWYER HELPS IF A CLIENT IS IN CUSTODY
It is rare for a client charged with battery to be in custody. Most clients who are charged with battery are given a written Notice To Appear in court.
Get Out of Jail: If the client is in jail, there are several ways attorney Pflaum can help him or her get released before the first court date, or during the first court date at the arraignment.
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HOW AN EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER HELPS THE CLIENT BEFORE COURT
Initial Consultation: The attorney meets with the client to talk about the case during an initial office consultation. The experienced criminal defense attorney wants to learn everything he can about the case from his client about what happened to cause the accusation of battery, as well as to learn everything about the client including his or her employment, standing in the community, education, history, and support by others.
Contact the Prosecutor’s Office: The defense lawyer gets vital information about the client, the evidence, the alleged victim, and the case as soon as possible.
The defense lawyer delivers the vital information to the prosecutor’s office with the goal of persuading the prosecutor’s office not to file any criminal charges against the arrested person, or to reduce the charges.
THE DEFENSE LAWYER HELPS DURING THE COURT PROCESS
Plea Bargain: Once the attorney has the best information about the case, which might include the full background of his client, witness statements, police reports, tape recordings, photographs, videos, diagrams, medical records (if applicable) and any evidence seized by the police, the lawyer may begin the plea bargain process.
A plea bargain is intended to eliminate or reduce the original criminal charges, avoid time in jail, reduce the fines, and may allow for a modification to be built into the deal for even 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, 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: The criminal defense attorney then makes a persuasive presentation about the strengths of his client’s case, and weaknesses of the prosecution’s case, to achieve a plea bargain for his client.
Mr. Pflaum is excellent at doing plea bargains and convincing the prosecutor and judge to agree to a deal that is very favorable to the client.
Jury Trial: For cases that cannot be, or should not be, settled by way of a plea bargain, attorney Pflaum can prepare for and go to jury trial and get the best results possible for his client.
You have options. Stand up for your rights.
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