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What are some strategies criminal defense attorneys can use?

When a Memphis resident faces felony crime accusations it can be a very serious matter. Hiring a criminal defense attorney can be a good move in order to make sure the defendant's voice is heard.

When a person is charged with a crime they are often scared and don't know where to turn to turn to for help. A criminal charge can have long-term consequences such as prison time, fines, and a ruined reputation. So when a defendant hires a criminal defense attorney, what kind of strategies does an attorney employ? Many times a criminal defense attorney will tell a good story. An attorney is skilled at telling a truthful story in a number of different ways. They can tell a story using true details of what happened, or they can tell a story in order to gain sympathy from the judge and jury. They can explain why their client's version of the story is what really happened.

A defendant's version of what happened often falls into one of three categories. First they can admit they did the crime. Second, they can completely deny any involvement in the crime and often produce an alibi. Or, in the third category, they can admit to the crime but offer an explanation. This type of admission often involves an explanation and justification for the crime.

A criminal defense attorney is a valuable resource for someone who is charged with a felony or other serious crime. Criminal defense attorneys are skilled at telling their client's story and work hard to get the best possible outcome for them.

Source:, "Criminal defense strategies", accessed on Jan. 30, 2016

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