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Common Criminal Defense Law Strategies

Published on November 21st, 2018

The outcome of your criminal defense case can make or break your future, so you want to have the best team possible on your side. Our criminal defense attorney in Rockford, Il can help you navigate this difficult situation and help you obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. It’s crucial that you obtain an experienced attorney to help represent you during this difficult time.

Here are some different approaches that we may take with your case.


In the U.S. legal system, you are innocent until proven guilty, meaning that you do not have to present a defense if you are charged with a crime. It is up to the prosecution to prove that you are guilty. Self-defense is an example of an affirmative defense because the defendant is responsible for proving the defense. If you meet the requirements of a self-defense claim, it can result in an acquittal.

An Unreliable Witness

Another strategy that our criminal defense attorney in Rockford, Il may utilize is claiming that a witness is unreliable. This is done by making the witness appear inconsistent or catch them in a lie. If the police utilized an informant in your case, your attorney can also attack the reliability of the information that was obtained from them.

No Proof

One of the simplest yet most effective defense techniques in criminal law is the State not being able to prove you are guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. The evidence may be circumstantial, and the case is weak, which can impact the judge’s decision.

If you’ve been charged with a criminal offense, please contact the Crosby Law Firm to get started with our criminal defense attorney in Rockford, Il.

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