Not all attorneys are trial attorneys. Being a trial attorney means that the lawyer is comfortable arguing in a courtroom, questioning witnesses, and presenting evidence. They must also have an excellent handle on the laws of evidence to point out any illegal proof that is being used against their client by objecting to it. During any trial, the presiding judge may cancel the trial before the verdict being returned.
Trial cancellations are called mistrials and often will result in a case being retried. Exceptions to this are when the Constitution protects the individual from being retried, also known as the double jeopardy rule. It is your attorney’s job to point out any errors that are happening in your trial. They need to know the courtroom rules so well that they can notice a mistake that could result in your trial being dismissed.
There are two main types of trials: civil trials and criminal trials. In criminal trials, the two parties engaged in the trial are the state, who is claiming that a person has violated criminal laws, and the defendant, who is the person accused of breaking the law. They are referred to throughout the trial as the defendant and the state or the people.
So, when you get to court, who do you want there with you? You want an experienced trial lawyer from our Law Firm. Our qualified and experienced trial attorneys will be your fierce advocates throughout the criminal process.
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