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Defense strategies depend on the circumstances of the case

Last week, we discussed the case of the college student who was facing criminal charges after an encounter with law enforcement officers. If you remember, those charges were dropped by the prosecutor because he noted that the college student made some bad choices but didn't deserve to be prosecuted over those choices. That case shows that just because someone is charged with a crime doesn't automatically mean he or she will be convicted of the crime.

There are several ways that a criminal charge can end. Of course, a conviction is one way; however, that isn't the only way. A criminal case can be dropped by the prosecution or the case can end with the defendant being found not guilty of the crimes. We know that you want your case to either go away or to be found not guilty. While we can't promise those outcomes, we can promise that we will fiercely defend you as your case moves forward through the system.

Assault or battery charges are some very serious charges that a defendant might face. These cases can be prosecuted as misdemeanors or felonies. The difference between these two types of charges can be considerable. With that in mind, we might be able to work with prosecutors to get you a less serious charge as part of a plea agreement. Of course, that depends on the circumstances surrounding the crime.

If you are facing assault or battery charges, you need to get to work on your defense as quickly as possible. Learning about your options for your defense is one step that can help get your defense going.

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