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Be In Control: Part Four of Five Mistakes Not to Make as a Criminal Defendant

Posted by Kyle B. Sawyer | Mar 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

A common mistake defendants make in court is the need to be in control. Learn more in our blog.
In previous blog posts, we have discussed the top three mistakes criminal defendants make during their criminal case. In the first post, we stressed the importance of remaining silent. Talking is the #1 mistake people make during their cases. In the second blog, we discussed using social media, which is a window into their life used by the District Attorney in their case. In the latest blog, we talked about the mistake of thinking you can “sort it all out” with the alleged victim. In this blog, I'll talk about the 4th mistake people who have been accused of a crime make: They want to be in control of their case, in and out of the courtroom in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County. This is not a good idea, and here's why: [pullquote align=”center” textalign=”center” width=”60%”]When the time comes, I will eloquently defend my client's reputation and honor.[/pullquote]

Instinct in the Courtroom

An effective criminal defense attorney not only has years of schooling, but must also have a good instinct. This is because the justice system is controlled by people, whether it be the District Attorney, or the judge or jury deciding the outcome of your case in Arapahoe, Larimer, and Douglas County. We know how judges think and respond, and we know what influences juries. I had a recent meeting with a client who was upset I did not speak dramatically on his behalf in the courtroom during a court hearing. He seemed to believe I wasn't doing my best because I didn't vehemently and loudly deny he had committed a crime every time the DA mentioned the charges against him. This is because I know the judge at the court hearing doesn't decide his case – the jury will in a few months. When the time comes, I will eloquently defend his honor and reputation, but I have the instincts to understand the best timing. My clients do not have this instinct, because their future is on the line, and so their judgment is clouded.

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Experience in the Courtroom

The criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office have over 30 years of experience in the courtroom. We have worked with hundreds of clients, in dozens of courtrooms against hundreds of District Attorneys. The justice system and court process are nothing new to us. Our clients, however, are usually scared and overwhelmed because they have never before been charged with a crime. They are not able to adequately defend themselves and be in control because they do not have the experience to do so. A good lawyer has a tried and true process of how they handle cases. Each attorney has his or her own style and way they approach the jury. The best thing you can do in your case is to let your criminal lawyer do what he does best, and give up your need to be in control.

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This Is Our Profession and Passion

Would you hire a hairdresser to work on your car? No one in their right mind would do this – everyone wants to entrust the care of their car to a licensed mechanic, and the care of their hair to a licensed hairstylist. We know how the system works, unlike our clients, who are scared and overwhelmed because this is the first time they have dealt with the justice system. When we are hired to defend you in a criminal case, we take your defense personally. We are your best friend and advocate in the courtroom. The only reason we are there is to fight for your future and freedom. In fact, we are the only people in the courtroom who are there to represent your side of the story. Let us do what we know best. Relinquish your desire to be in control in the courtroom, and allow us to be your advocate and fight on your behalf.

Request a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been accused of a sex crime in Littleton, Aurora, or Lone Tree, give up your need to be in control, be smart, exercise your right to remain silent, and contact an experienced criminal defense attorney at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880, or submit the “Get Help Now” form. Together, we can protect your future.

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About the Author

Kyle B. Sawyer

I have a passion for defending others in criminal cases. I am able to empathize with my clients and understand their emotions and fears. I have a unique perspective on the criminal justice system and I understand what it feels like to be wrongly accused of a crime.


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