Wednesday, August 27, 2014

What's the # 1 Reason That Prosecutors Dismiss Criminal Cases?

"It's Elementary Dear Watson"

Sherlock Holmes

If I was Sherlock speaking on criminal cases, I would say to you, "It's Evidentiary Dear Friend."

Criminal Cases Live or Die, Rise or Fall Based on Evidence

For evidence is the main reason that cases get dismissed. Lack of evidence, weaknesses in the evidence, no evidence, and/or suppressed evidence. Criminal cases succeed or fail based upon the evidence. Can it (the evidence) get into a trial? Is it (the evidence) reliable? Is it (the evidence) accurate? Is it (the evidence) biased?

Defense Attorneys Challenge Evidence

Challenges can take the form of motions, hearings, and ultimately trials. Witnesses get confronted and cross examined under oath. If the prosecution's case can be weakened then a reduction of the charges or a dismissal of the charges can become a reality.

Always consult with an attorney about any criminal or non-criminal charges you have pending to discuss your options and/or defenses.

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