In my opinion, if you’re looking to hire a qualified criminal defense attorney, you’ll want to make sure to consider hiring one who was formerly a prosecutor. As former prosecutors, our attorneys understand their policies and procedures and how to counter the different tactics and maneuvers the government will try to use. A former prosecutor will know what factors the government is looking for in deciding whether to give you a favorable deal. This is especially important in tough cases where there might be few defenses available. This is why I always have my eye out for talented prosecutors.
Prosecutors have enormous power in the criminal court system. Their job is to assign charges as he or she sees fit. Prosecutors can ask for a charge to be withdrawn or agree to a plea bargain to get your charge(s) reduced. If your case proceeds to trial, it is the prosecutor who manages the case against you. Many people think that judges also play a part in determining the charges or a plea offer. For the most part, judges remain removed from these decisions.
As you can see, there are benefits to working with a criminal defense attorney who was a former prosecutor. They have intimate knowledge and experience of the criminal process from both sides. As a result, our firm has the staff and capabilities to give you the best opportunity to win.
At Alcock and Associates, we have highly experienced criminal defense attorneys including former Maricopa County Arizona prosecutors. Our attorneys therefore understand the many successful strategies and arguments to get you the best possible outcome. As former prosecutors, we know the judges and prosecutors in the jurisdiction you are in. In many cases, our attorneys have directly benefited from years of training with judges and those in the County Attorney’s office. T
If you’ve been charged with any type of criminal defense, including DUI, drug-related offenses, a probation violation or anything at all from a misdemeanor to a felony, we urge you to give Alcock and Associates a call today at 602-989-5000. We’ll set you up with a free consultation with an attorney to review your case and discuss how we can aggressively represent you.