Being arrested for a crime is something no one wants to have to deal with, but it happens every day in Maryland and Washington D.C. Even after being arrested and taken into custody, you have certain rights under the law. Having a former prosecutor on your side to advocate for your interests can be very valuable during this difficult time. Here are four reasons you need a former prosecutor on your case.
1. More Courtroom Experience
Many attorneys have little actual experience in the courtroom. These attorneys may shy away from taking the case to trial and may pressure you to accept a plea deal instead. However, with a former prosecutor on your side, you can be confident that your attorney is comfortable in the courtroom and will go the extra mile to increase the chances of a “not guilty” verdict.
2. The Ability to Gather Evidence
The burden of proof is extraordinarily high for a prosecutor. A prosecutor must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that a person committed a crime. Therefore, a former prosecutor has extensive experience with collecting evidence in such a way that it is preserved and can be admitted into court. When a former prosecutor is working for you, he or she will be able to utilize those skills to ferret out evidence in your favor.
3. The Ability to Anticipate the Prosecution’s Tactics
A former prosecutor understands firsthand how a criminal prosecution strategy is formed and is able to use insider experience to anticipate the tactics that the prosecution is likely to use in any given case. By utilizing these skills, a former prosecutor is able to develop a strong defense to each point that the prosecutor makes.
4. More Valuable Connections
A prosecutor spends a great deal of time interviewing expert witnesses and consulting with other officials in the area. Many of those relationships are maintained even when a prosecutor moves into criminal defense, meaning that by working with a former prosecutor, you may have access to more helpful resources than if you were to work with a traditional criminal defense attorney.
Contact John Adams Today
John Adams is a former prosecutor in Maryland with over 20 years of experience under his belt. He provides his clients with the highest quality criminal defense representation regardless of the accusations being made against them, and he will zealously defend your rights under the law. You can be confident that when you work with John Adams, your case is in expert hands.
Contact Attorney Adams today for a consultation to learn more about your legal rights after being arrested or to discuss your defense strategy in detail. Call now at 410.268.2233 or 301.870.0330 for a consultation.