Being charged with a crime can turn your whole life upside down, so having the right criminal defense attorney on your side is key – and that means choosing a former prosecutor. Here’s why:
- Unique insight: Prosecutors are one of the most powerful legal figures in criminal cases. They decide when to file charges, what charges they want to file and whether or not there is enough evidence to file a case at all. This gives former prosecutors a unique insight into your case from both a prosecutor and defense lawyer’s perspective.
- Know your case’s strength and weaknesses: With a former prosecutor defending you, you’ll have a full understanding of your case from the moment of the arrest to the trial and potential appeal process. This means that the strengths and weaknesses of your case can be immediately recognized and strategically handled. This includes issues around how evidence is gathered, how each decision can affect the filing process, how to negotiate a plea and the methodology of the prosecutor pursuing your case.
- Trial Experience: When it comes to practicing the law effectively, trial experience is everything. A former prosecutor will have extensive knowledge of the New Jersey court system, personally know the personnel working each side of the justice system and have extensive experience in representing clients after their arrest, at plea bargains, at trail and in the appeals process.
Choosing a New Jersey defense attorney you can trust
When hiring a criminal attorney, trust is key. Dennis Calo is a widely respected former prosecutor who has considerable experience as a criminal and civil trial attorney. He has worked in the justice system for almost 40 years and, during the last 20 years, he has focused on a wide range of criminal defense cases.
If you are facing a criminal charge, you need a lawyer who can provide expert assistance as soon as possible. A former prosecutor is uniquely positioned to give you the advice you need to deliver a strong, effective representation of your case and fight it from every possible angle. If you want a criminal defense lawyer that you can trust to defend your case professionally and aggressively, contact us today and find out how Dennis Calo can help you or visit http://www.criminaldefense-nj.com for more information.
This content was originally posted at http://www.criminaldefense-nj.com/blog/what-are-the-benefits-of-retaining-a-former-prosecutor-as-your-criminal-lawyer/