Legal Criminal Defense in Georgia
The cornerstone of the United States justice system is the philosophy that a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If the defendant chooses to plead not guilty, an experienced criminal lawyer may use one of the below strategies for defending a client.
If the lawyer disputes the charge citing an alibi, he must prove the defendant was somewhere else when the crime occurred.
In this defense, the lawyer aims to prove that the defendant only committed the crime out of fear for her safety or her life.
Delusional compulsion is the idea that a person acted under a false belief. In a trial setting this argument is traditionally reserved for people suffering from mental illness, an injury, or a birth defect.
This defense often appears in drug cases. The idea is that the defendant was tricked into participating in the crime through the encouragement of a member of law enforcement, and ordinarily the defendant would not have made those choices on his own.
In an insanity defense, an attorney must demonstrate that the defendant didn’t know right the difference between right and wrong so he or she cannot be held accountable.
In this defense, an attorney will argue that the defendant was intoxicated by accident, which contributed to poor judgment. For example, if a woman’s beverage was laced with a drug by another person without her knowledge and she then committed a crime, her lawyer may argue that she was intoxicated involuntarily.
Mistake of Fact
In this argument, the lawyer claims the defendant acted out of a mistaken assumption of the situation.
The defense must prove whatever occurred was an act of self-preservation, or in defense of herself, of others, or her home.
The Right Defense For Your Case
It is important to note that no two cases are identical, and there is no one-size-fits-all defense strategy in defending those accused of a crime. An experienced attorney should examine every aspect of your case to build the most effective defense.
If you or a family member has been arrested, the first thing you need to do is find the right attorney to aggressively defend you against the charges you are facing. Contact the Turner Firm today for immediate assistance with your case.