What We Do Best
Nobody wants a criminal charge most people want their criminal charge to go away as rapidly and painlessly as possible. The best way to do that is to anticipate what the prosecution will be asking for and do those things prior to ever appearing in court.
There is an old saying, “the Law is a seamless web.” Often knowledge of the law in areas that are seemingly not related to criminal law can make a criminal charge go away. Chad Moody graduated from Law School Summa Cum Laude. Most criminal lawyers who graduate with such academic distinction work in tall buildings. Chad Moody has always been antagonistic toward the government. You will be hard-pressed to find a criminal lawyer with similar intellectual achievement.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge…” Any lawyer can see what is there. The more elusive ability is to see what is not there. Given how stacked the deck is against criminal defendants, having a lawyer who can approach your case with a new and unique defense can do much to throw the prosecution off balance and often achieve a better outcome.
The reality is that 94% of state law criminal cases result in plea bargains. When most lawyers are trying to get hired they talk about “Fight, Fight, Fight.” The problem with that is that it is hard to make friends and negotiate good outcomes while fighting. More importantly, it is impossible for a lawyer to simultaneously convince you that he will beat your case while also convincing you to do the things that will make your case better if he doesn’t beat your case. Six months into your case is too late to begin doing the things that will result in the best outcome for you case. I frequently tell people that even if they don’t hire me, they need to do the things I tell them to do at the beginning of the case because there is a 94% case that they will ultimately become part of the 94%.