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WHAT IS YOUR BEST STRATEGY IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINAL MATTER PENDING IN THE COMPTON COURTHOUSE?
I have handled criminal cases in the Compton Superior Court system for the past 25 years and have had success getting cases dismissed and negotiating fair resolutions for my clients. This courthouse is located in South Central Los Angeles and deals with many different crimes and has a large volume of traffic that comes through its doors every day. I have found that the judges and prosecutors are very reasonable in this particular court system and that the key to success is hiring a seasoned attorney and giving them all of the relevant information related to your case.
All too often I have clients come into my office in a defensive posture and they do not give me the whole picture about what is going on with their criminal case. One of the best pieces of advice that I can give you is to be honest and straight forward with your attorney. Even if the truth hurts. Any attorney worth their salt is going to listen to what you have to say and still figure out a way to do everything they can to help you! But if you leave out important details about what happened with your case, then you do your attorney and yourself a disservice and will simply make your attorney’s job more difficult and impact your result.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO WIN YOUR CASE IN THE COMPTON SUPERIOR COURT?
I’m sure that winning a criminal case is on every defendant’s mind. The key is, what would a win realistically mean under the circumstances of your case. Note the use of the word realistically. There are some cases that must go to trial for many reasons (the person is innocent and has been wrongfully accused or the stakes are high and there is simply no way to work out a deal under the circumstances of the case). These are two of many reasons to try a case. And, if that is what the client needs or wants then these are some of my favorite cases…because I do not have to negotiate or mess around with the judge or prosecutor. I can get to the business of investigating the case and getting a game plan together to win it.
If, on the other hand, the prosecutors have the evidence to win the case, then the meaning of the word win can takes on a different meaning. Now, we may be trying to keep you out of jail, or avoid a felony conviction, or avoid a prison sentence. There are so many different variations of what a win means to a particular person under the circumstances of a case. This is why I suggest that you sit down with an attorney that has experience in your court and let them know what you want and why you want it. Then the attorney can really evaluate your circumstances and let you know if you have a realistic chance of success.
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