When building a defense for robbery charges, there are a number of steps an experienced defense attorney may take. For one, an attorney might be able to leverage his or her experience over the prosecution by filing motions to suppress evidence that might have been obtained in violation of a person’s constitutional rights. Additionally, they can ask for specific pieces of evidence during the discovery process and highlight weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case based on eyewitness identification and challenging various methods of bringing the evidence into the court. Beyond these two steps, there may be additional ways to defend a robbery case depending on the facts and circumstances. With that said, it is important to contact an experienced Falls Church robbery attorney as soon as possible so they can begin investigating as soon as possible.
When defending a person charged with robbery, the type of evidence that a robbery defense attorney will compile is going to depend on the facts of the case. For example, the defense attorney is always going to look for any kind of video or audio surveillance, eyewitnesses and eyewitness statements, physical evidence such as fingerprints or other DNA evidence that was left behind at the scene of the crime.The extent to which the Falls Church defense looks at any of the evidence is going to depend on the facts of the case, and what other type of evidence the defense attorney knows that the prosecutor is going to bring in is going to be the focus of the defense attorney’s investigation and he or she is going to be looking for as many ways to figure out the evidence before it is passed or even before it gets to court.
The extent to which the Falls Church defense looks at any of the evidence is going to depend on the facts of the case, and what other type of evidence the defense attorney knows that the prosecutor is going to bring in is going to be the focus of the defense attorney’s investigation and he or she is going to be looking for as many ways to figure out the evidence before it is passed or even before it gets to court.
In the case that there was a firearm involve, the attorney would also look for, any kind of leftover trace evidence at the scene, as well as what gun was used, ballistics, and gun powder residue, and other things of this nature.
An attorney may encourage an individual charged with robbery to accept a plea deal when the evidence appears overwhelming against them. A plea deal can be advantageous in situations where the defendant has a lot to lose and the deal is acceptable. In certain situations, a plea deal could be the least harmful outcome that could come from the case.
The value and nature of the plea deal will depend on the client’s criminal history background, the facts of the case, and the means of the client. Any offers that do not involve a high fine or reduce charges from a felony to a misdemeanor should often be discussed seriously with your attorney to see if it is the right decision for your case.
A defense attorney may be able to negotiate a robbery charge down to a theft charge if the evidence of violence is weak. Often the evidence for the act of theft is solid, but the violence is lacking. Anytime there is an argument over the act of violence or the threat of violence, there is an opportunity for the defense to negotiate the charge down to a theft charge.
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