25May 2021

The Most Important Part of A Criminal Trial Is Being Prepared

In order to defend your rights, the justice system in America offers only one path forward. That is trial by jury. This is conducted in a court of law, usually in the presence of two opposing forces, the prosecution and the defense. Each of these is led by an attorney, an individual who is prepared to offer a narrative attempting to prove the defendant's guilt or innocence, depending on the perspective. A 
prosecutor, of course, wishes to prove the defendant guilty of the charges they are accused of. A defense attorney wishes to prove the innocence of their client.

One of the most important aspects of controlling this narrative is preparedness. The side that understands the case better, the intricate details of the actions involved has a much better chance of helping the jury to understand what actually happened. Since nobody on the jury (presumably) was present when the actions for which the defendant has been charged took place, they have to rely on the reconstruction provided by the prosecution and defense to come to a conclusion as to 
guilt or innocence.

If your defense attorney completely understands how and why you are innocent, and the prosecution does not have the same insight and understanding, you are much more likely to have a jury find you innocent. Knowledge and understanding, as in all disciplines, is critical.

Remember, if you have been arrested for or charged with DUI or any crime, you need a lawyer who understands the law and the experience to defend your rights. If you live in Burlington, Essex, Colchester, Winooski, Williston, Shelburne, or anywhere in the state of Vermont, and 
have been arrested or charged with DUI or any crime, call Handy Law for aggressive and experienced legal defense.