What Does It Take?
Who will stand-up for you when everyone deserts you; When friends and acquaintances whisper, during their dinner table conversations, you probably did it; When a mean-spirited prosecutor seeks to destroy you; When a “Law and Order” judge peers down at you and a chill runs through your body?
Criminal Trial Counsel, of course, needs experience. But, that is not nearly enough. Criminal prosecution is a real pressure cooker and the more successful you are, the greater your anxiety level because you stand in jeopardy of losing everything.
Criminal Trial Counsel must be diligent, determined, and without fear because everything about the process of prosecution is intimidating, not only for the client but the lawyer, as well. When the judge or prosecutor “reminds” you what the penalties are if convicted, will your lawyer falter and start attempting to persuade you to plead guilty despite the fact that you did not do it or they cannot prove it?