Factors of a Strong Defense
Assessing the Actions of Law Enforcement
Evaluating the actions of police, investigators, and other members of law enforcement in your case is often critical to protecting your rights. If it comes to light that the charges against you were brought in conjunction with unreasonable search or seizure as defined by the Fourth Amendment, failure to give you a Miranda warning, or other unlawful violation of your rights, the court may be forced to drop the charges against you entirely, especially if unfair action by police directly led to your being charged, arrested, tried, and so on.
At Berry Law, we understand your constitutional rights and may be able to identify inappropriate police action that may have contributed to your case.
Challenging Evidence Presented by Prosecution or Producing Strong Evidence
The prosecution’s primary task is to compile evidence of your guilt and present it to the court in such a way that would convince a judge and jury that you committed the crimes of which you are accused. Challenging that evidence may be critical to crafting a strong, effective defense on your behalf. An experienced criminal defense attorney may be able to help you refute evidence that could sway the court in favor of the prosecution. An attorney may also aid in getting any evidence thrown out if your Fifth Amendment right was violated or you believe the evidence was mishandled or contaminated in any way.
Another aspect of this is countering the prosecution with strong evidence of your own. This could include witness testimony, affidavits, physical or digital evidence, or documentation. A strong lawyer will assist you in gathering as much evidence as possible to help you fight your charges.
At Berry Law, we may be able to help you counter evidence presented through chemical tests, witness testimonies, and other seeming “proof” of your guilt, as these can often inaccurately and unfairly depict your actions and the circumstances surrounding the alleged crimes. We can also aid you in presenting strong evidence of your own.
Exploring Beneficial Outcomes
In some cases, full charge dismissal may not be feasible and defendants’ well-being may depend on their attorney’s ability to negotiate a more desirable settlement or verdict. Before hiring a criminal defense attorney to advocate for you, inquire about their experience in settlement facilitation and the frequency with which they help their clients successfully evade trial through plea agreements. Also ask about their track record in court, and make sure to select a criminal defense attorney with proven skill in litigation.
We regularly help our clients achieve positive outcomes in complex criminal cases and know what it takes to help you avoid going to court. (If you retain our services and it becomes evident that a trial is inevitable, rest assured that we have the skill and experience necessary to craft a compelling defense and contend for your best outcome).
Retaining an Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney in Nebraska
In criminal defense cases, it is important to anticipate and respond to the prosecution’s evolving approach throughout your case. Our team has over 252 years of combined legal experience, and understand when and how a prosecutor will try to win a case.
We have experience handling criminal cases of all kinds, including (but not limited to):
- Drug crimes
- Federal crimes
- Federal game and wildlife violations
- Felony crimes
- Juvenile crimes
- Military crimes
- Sex crimes
- Theft crimes
- Violent crimes
- White collar crimes
If you have been accused of a crime in Nebraska, the best thing you can do for yourself, your loved ones, and your future is to get in touch with a criminal defense attorney who is familiar with your case type and has a firm grasp on the laws and regulations relevant to the crimes of which you have been accused. At Berry Law, we have been practicing law in Nebraska since 1965, and we have helped many clients achieve “not guilty” verdicts and other positive outcomes.