Trial preparation is the key to a successful criminal defense. I prepare each criminal case for trial. Success at trial is largely based on developing a theory that is consistent with the evidence that will be admitted in evidence at trial. Equally important is an effective motion in limine strategy to limit admission of certain evidence based on the rules of evidence.
The theory of your case evolves as the government discloses discovery and as our investigation proceeds. A well-developed theory will aid in preparing to cross-examine police witnesses, civilian witnesses and expert witnesses. Effective cross-examination is detail oriented. Presumably, each witness the government calls to testify will add some value to their case. I identify the anticipated value of each witness and prepare a cross-examination to challenge the value of that witness’s testimony.