A prosecutor generally represents the government and presses criminal charges against an accused person or entity. Although the prosecutor has the burden of presenting factual evidence in order to obtain a conviction, the criminal defense attorney typically must provide the best defense possible to assist his or her client.
If you are facing criminal charges, a lawyer with a comprehensive understanding of both sides of the courtroom is better prepared to defend you. At Patituce & Associates, three of our attorneys are former felony-level prosecutors who have gained invaluable knowledge and insight into the Ohio criminal process.
The following are several benefits of having a former prosecutor as your criminal defense lawyer:
- Understands the complexities of a criminal trial – One of the most important factors to consider when selecting a criminal defense lawyer is how much experience he or she has in conducting jury trials. A jury trial consists of pretrial motions, selection of the jurors, cross-examination of prosecution witnesses, choosing witnesses for the client’s defense, deciding whether the client should testify in court, as well as preparing and arguing the case to the jury. A former prosecutor has plenty of prior jury trial experience to offer you the best defense possible.
- Extensive courtroom litigation experience – An experienced prosecutor spends a lot of time litigating cases in court. There are many lawyers that practice law without having to step foot inside of a courtroom because most of their cases are either never contested inside of a courtroom and are settled without a trial. If the event your case reaches trial, a former prosecutor will be better equipped to handle the situation.
- Familiarity with the local courts – A former prosecutor will have tried a number of cases in local court, and will typically become well acquainted with courtroom personnel, such as the judges, bailiffs, etc. He or she may understand the different biases of a specific judge and how that judge has often ruled in previous cases. A former prosecutor would also understand how the district attorney approaches cases similar to yours.
If you are facing criminal charges, our legal team has more than 30 years of legal experience in helping our clients obtain the best results possible. We can investigate your arrest, assess all of the available evidence, and build a strong case just for you.
Contact us and request a consultation today.