Criminal Defense

A criminal case involves a government prosecuting attorney bringing charges against a defendant for crimes he has been alleged or accused of committing. This usually happens after an individual has been arrested by police for an alleged crime, such as drug possession or drinking and driving, but this is not always the case. Before charges are brought, the arresting officers and prosecuting attorney decide whether to prosecute based on the evidence. This evidence can include witness testimony, physical evidence like drugs or stolen property, and even tape recordings or video surveillance of an alleged crime.

                At Bankhead Law Firm, our job is to put on a strong defense and exonerate our clients from any charges against them. In order to do this, if you have been charged with a crime you will meet one-on-one with one of our attorneys in order to determine a defense strategy. The first thing we discuss is how to plea.  A big problem for defendants when deciding how to plea is understanding the nature of the charges against them.

 

               Our job is to make these charges clear and explain possible punishment. It is very important to have a candid and open discussion at this time, prior to the plea, in order to decide on a strategy going forward. If the evidence is circumstantial and you are innocent, Bankhead Law Firm is prepared to try your case and exonerate you. If a plea bargain makes more sense given the nature of the evidence against you, we pledge to get you the best deal possible. Bankhead Law Firm’s goal is to get the best deal possible for our clients, knowing you are innocent until proven guilty and a jury trial of your peers may be necessary.

                Where appropriate, Bankhead Law Firm’s attorneys exhaust all possible ways to keep you free from the unpredictability of trial. Before considering trial, we discuss other options like drug court, which focuses on rehabilitation, a plea bargain where the prosecutor reduces charges in exchange for something, and probation. 

 
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