HOW HIGH ARE THE STAKES?
The stakes are high. The likelihood of arrest is greater than ever in history. The United States has the highest rate (per 100,000 people) of incarceration than any other country in the world. To avoid being added to this ominous statistic, it is very important that you play an active role in your defense. Don't sit passively by and expect your attorney to carry the whole burden. Fight for your legal and moral rights! Actively participate in your own defense. THIS IS THE FIGHT BOTH OF, AND FOR, YOUR LIFE.
The alleged adversary system that we “enjoy” in America will emotionally and financially assault you. There isn't anything you can really do to stop it from happening. However, you can begin to develop an understanding of what has occurred, and what to expect, so you are less puzzled or outraged by the legal maneuvers of the prosecution.
However, under no circumstances can this prosecutorial system, with all of its financial resources and man power, take your pride, your dignity, or the truth from you – unless you give it away.
Remember: The courtroom is not a place for truth and justice. It may espouse the ideal of seeking the truth. In reality, the courtroom is a stage for presenting the best “image of the truth”. Whichever side presents the most believable “image of the truth” generally prevails. The prosecution is not interested in exposing a truth that may make it look foolish or wrong. This is why prosecutors fight hard during discoveryto undermine your attempts to get favorable information. The prosecution is only interested in winning the case. The Prosecutor is supposed to seek “justice”. Keep in mind that most prosecutors believe that “justice” means convicting you.
Now that you know what to expect, it's time to go to work on your defense. Contact us for a free consultation to see how we can help with your case.