Los Angeles Jury Trial Lawyer
Jury Trial Attorney in Los Angeles
We aggressively defend cases in front of juries through the use of effective argument, cross-examination, and expert witness testimony. With over 50 years experience in the criminal justice system, our L.A. criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended clients in front of juries on charges of DUI, sex crimes, fraud, and violence. Because we are known as successful trial lawyers in Southern California courts, the prosecution is aware that our criminal defense attorneys are not afraid to try a case in front a jury. This is turn allows us to negotiate the best possible settlements, in cases where a client wants to resolve the accusations without a trial.
California Criminal Law requires that the state prove every element of a criminal offense beyond a reasonable doubt. This rule applies whether a defendant is accused of a DUI misdemeanor, or a serious felony such as Manslaughter or Murder. “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” is defined as proof that is so strong that each juror has an “abiding conviction in the truth of the charge.” This means that each juror’s belief about the defendant’s guilt is so strong that he would not change his mind later that day, that week, or later than month. This is a very high burden! In argument, out trial lawyers make sure the jury understands this burden, and work to effectively explore the weaknesses in the state’s case.
In California, even if the juror feels defendant likely did it, but not beyond a reasonable doubt, he must vote to acquit the defendant. Having argued cases to juries as prosecutors, we understand the inner-workings of a state’s case and where the problems lie. We aggressively defend our clients to obtain jury trial acquittals. Our recent trial victories include numerous acquittals involving charges of prostitution, robbery, DUI, indecent exposure, lewd conduct, and domestic violence.
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