Our job is to actively and aggressively locate and discover all the information possible in a case.
The key to any defense case is gathering all the evidence. There is often far more evidence than clients and even prosecutors realize. In DUI cases, for example, we use subpoenas to gather any video/audio evidence, calibration logs for the breathalyzer, and any supplemental reports. We employ investigators to interview witnesses overlooked by the police. Once the evidence is gathered, the next phase begins.
Find the Weakness
After all the evidence has been gathered, the attorneys at The Chastaine Law Office collectively evaluate the evidence to find any weaknesses. Every case is reviewed by all the attorneys in the office, giving you the benefit of getting multiple attorneys and perspectives for the price of one. By employing our experiences, they will also scour the evidence for possible constitutional violations and defenses for your specific charges.
With all the evidence in and the analysis complete, we enter into negotiations with the prosecutor. Sometimes there are enough weaknesses in the prosecution’s case that we are able to get a dismissal. In other cases, our experienced criminal defense attorneys use whatever facts we can to mitigate any punishment. Getting you the best resolution possible is our highest priority. Sometimes, the only viable option is to fight the case and set it for trial.
Only through skilled negotiations can the best options be determined.
The goal in every case is always the same: to have the case dismissed. We do everything we can to beat the case upfront and get that dismissal without you ever having to plead guilty, but that’s not always possible. What is almost always possible is to have the case dismissed after you have successfully completed probation. Getting a dismissal after probation helps protect your record and is the final step in putting this case behind you.
We are here to support you through every step of the process. Our skilled criminal defense attorneys are here to answer questions and educate you about the process. Any conviction will come with conditions of probation. We help you keep track of and fulfill every one of those conditions. We will call you to remind you of important dates/deadlines and answer questions you have. Our commitment to customer service never ends!