In this country’s criminal justice system, those charged with a crime are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty. This scared principle of constitutional law in essence means that a person facing a criminal charge is innocent until the prosecution can prove beyond a reasonable doubt each and every element of the charged crime.
However, the notoriety of certain violent crimes such as murders and sexual assault tend draw a lot of media attention and tend to incite the emotions of the communities where the alleged crime occurred. Many times in such cases the person facing the charges may be unfairly judged by community members well before trial making it difficult for them to get a fair trial. Criminal defense attorneys and legal staff with the Law Office of Massey McCluskey, McClusky & Fuchs know how challenging it can be for a defendant during such times.
Irrespective of portrayal by the media, we believe in providing competent and aggressive criminal defense to our clients, and in developing a strong defense for those facing violent crime charges. With nearly four decades of experience in providing legal defense, our attorneys are skilled in evaluating the facts, and where necessary to prove one’s innocence, in getting expert forensics help in areas such a DNA examination, close review of the medical examiner’s findings, blood spatter, firearms and even fingerprint analysis.
Our clients’ freedom is important, and despite extrinsic challenges a case may pose, it our task to leave no stone unturned and thoroughly prepare the case for litigation. But, if possible we have the legal expertise to negotiate the matter and potentially settle the matter out of court as well.
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