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Murder Cases

WHAT DOES IT REALLY TAKE TO WIN A MURDER CASE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY?

If you or a loved one is facing murder charges in one of the Los Angeles Superior courts then this should be one of the first questions on your mind. And, you better consider it quickly. Once the case is over and you or your loved one is convicted of murder, it is too late to act and it is highly unlikely you will be able to do anything to change the results of that conviction. The next consideration is of course, which attorney are you going to choose to represent you. In my opinion, this is the most crucial question of all. For the attorney that you choose will be the one that deals with the judge, prosecutor and jury. That attorney must be seasoned, battle tested and likable. Juries, just like anyone, are more likely to believe an argument from someone they like and respect than someone that don’t. You must sit down face to face with your would-be attorney and really get a feel for what type of person they are. Are they the type of person you want to put your life in their hands?

WHY DO THE PROSECUTORS IN LOS ANGELES WIN MOST OF THE MURDER CASES THEY FILE AND WHAT CAN YOU DO TO TURN THE TIDE IN YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE’S FAVOR?

The reason that the prosecutors in Los Angeles County win most of their cases is because they have a huge advantage over a criminal defendant. They have law enforcement with unlimited power, plenty of funds to prosecute the case and they have a jury system that believes that if a person is charged with a crime they must be guilty. The way to turn the tide in your favorite is to get an attorney that has tried murder cases in Los Angeles and won…plain and simple. When we begin the process of selecting the jury in a murder case, one of the first things I ask the prospective jurors when it is my turn, is “does anyone believe that my client is guilty just because he is charged with the crime of murder?” Almost every time I ask this question someone raises their hand. It could because they really feel that way (many people believe that if someone is charged, they must be guilty) or maybe they are just trying to get out of serving on a jury.

It really does not matter to me why they raised their hand. This is now my opportunity to explain to the jury why that belief is dead wrong! If they or their loved one was standing trial for a crime they did not commit, would they want them as their juror? “Don’t you think everyone is entitled to a fair trial. Do you believe everything the government says is true? Don’t you think we have the greatest legal system in the world? If you do, then you should know one of the core tenets of that system is that anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent! We do not want the government to have the power to say if someone is guilty or innocent. This is a power that is subject to manipulation. But the jury system is a lot less likely to be manipulated than the government. Therefore I need your promise that you will judge this case on the evidence and force the prosecutor to prove this case beyond a reasonable doubt or you will find my client not guilty. Because that is the law and because that is the right thing to do!”