What Does It Take To Win A Criminal Defense Case?

You have been accused of a crime. This is serious. Your future hangs in the balance — your reputation, your career, your freedom. You have only one option. You have to fight this, and you have to win. Of course, that is easier said than done.

Prosecutors work hard to obtain convictions. That's their job. The more severe the charge, the more intense the case against you is going to be. At Houlé Law, we know exactly how prosecutors approach these matters, because we have been there. Our founder, Lisa Houlé, is a former Los Angeles County prosecutor who was tasked with getting convictions in some of the most severe criminal cases. This puts us in an advantageous position.

It's About The Jury

While our knowledge of prosecutorial tactics and the respect we have earned among prosecutors in the South Bay and throughout Southern California have played an important role in our success, we believe our emphasis on trial preparation is critical.

When you choose our law firm, you will be represented by a true trial attorney who will prepare to argue your case in the courtroom. We understand the dynamics of trial. We have demonstrated our ability to connect with jurors and make them see our client's side of the story. Jurors come into the courtroom with prejudices and preconceived notions. They may make decisions quickly. We know what it takes to overcome these factors, to recognize when minds need to be changed and to change those minds. This is how cases are won.

The Process Of Winning Begins Now

Winning a criminal defense case does not begin upon walking into the courtroom. It does not start with negotiating with the prosecutor. It begins in the first conversation between lawyer and client, which is why personal attention is so valuable. We take the time from the very beginning to understand you and your situation. We want to figure out how you got to the point of being charged with a crime. We want to know your story, so we can tell it and make the prosecutor understand, or make the jury understand.

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Along the way, we will work tirelessly to find any potential law enforcement error, trial error, inconsistencies in evidence or witness statements, ineffective prior counsel or any other factors that might result in an acquittal, mistrial, dismissal or even no prosecution at all.

Free Criminal Defense Consultation

Call our Manhattan Beach law office at 424-274-7204 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation about any criminal defense matter.