Why Your Defense Lawyer Needs Prosecution Experience

If you're facing a criminal accusation, you need the best legal defense for your unique case. Every attorney has different strengths, skills, and experience, but one thing is certain: Lawyers with prosecution experience have an advantage over defense attorneys who don't.

Why? There are many reasons for this, but most of them boil down to perspective. A defense attorney without experience as a prosecutor will never be able to provide the same perspective as one who does. A lawyer with the right skills knows how both sides of the courtroom think. Without this insight, your defense will be one step behind the opposing side.

  • Evidence and information gathering – Evidence is an integral part of every criminal case. If you're facing a conviction, you want a lawyer on your side who can recognize evidence and put it to work for your best interests. This includes finding evidence in your favor and disputing evidence against you.
  • How prosecutors decide to file charges – From the moment of your arrest (and before, if you were under investigation), every decision made by your or the prosecutor affects your case. Your defense lawyer needs to understand how each of these decisions will influence the outcome of your case.
  • How the prosecution builds a case – With former prosecution experience, your lawyer can anticipate how the opposing side will create a case against you. Understanding this legal process will strengthen your criminal defense case and increasing your chances of a favorable case outcome.

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At The Law Offices of Howard J. Weintraub, P.C., our founding lawyer has experience as a federal prosecutor. Collectively, our team has served clients for more than 40 years, and we are confident in our ability to provide the aggressive defense you need.

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Categories: Criminal Defense