All good legal defense requires the attorney to be extremely knowledgeable about the applicable science, facts, and law. Thorough investigation is important, including the personal interview of all possible witnesses, and investigation of the scene of the alleged offense. The client interview is often overlooked but is critically important to the attorney’s proper understanding of the case. If the client is questioned properly, critical facts and details will be discovered that may have been overlooked.
Nothing replaces the value of hard work. When the work is done, judges, prosecutors, and jurors not only respect your lawyer but will look toward them as the authority and give deference to their opinions.