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3 Common Criminal Defense Strategies, Explained by an NYC Criminal Defense Attorney April 10, 2017

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3 Common Criminal Defense Strategies, Explained by an NYC Criminal Defense Attorney , New York, New York

The Law Office of Joe Stancati is committed to providing the best possible legal representation for its clients facing criminal charges. Criminal defense proceedings can be complicated, with many avenues an attorney might pursue to achieve the best outcome for his or her client. Here are three such common strategies that might be employed, depending on the facts of your case and your choice of which interests are most important to you.

3 Common Criminal Defense Strategies

1. Outright Denial

A suspect or defendant accused of a criminal offense often denies the charges altogether. This strategy is based on the assertion that the narrative presented by the prosecution is a mistake or fabrication and that the charges are without merit. A criminal defense lawyer will work to vindicate the client's denial of the charges by crafting a compelling argument around that position.

2. Self-Defense

criminal defenseWith a self-defense argument, a defendant admits that he or she committed the crime in question (this defense applies particularly to charges alleging violent action by the defendant), but did so only to protect himself or herself from harm by another person. A criminal defense attorney is tasked with presenting evidence to support the self-defense justification.

3. Confession

Though it might seem contradictory, a confession is another type of criminal defense tactic. By admitting to the charges they face, a defendant could work with his or her attorney to negotiate a plea deal that allows the defendant to incur a lesser charge and receive reduced punishment than if the case had gone to trial. When the evidence against the defendant is compelling and seemingly insurmountable, a confession might be part of the optimal defense strategy.

A dedicated and experienced criminal defense lawyer could make a world of difference in your case. Attorney Joe Stancati of the Law Office of Joe Stancati is a criminal defense lawyer who has been representing the best interests of New Yorkers for nearly 10 years. Call 212-822-1456 or contact the Firm via its website to schedule a free consultation about your criminal case. Follow the Firm on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for the latest news on pertinent legal developments, Firm cases and successes, and content regarding its Civil Rights and Consumer Rights practices, as well as its Criminal Defense practice.

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