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A Misdemeanor Criminal Attorney’s Statement

A top-notch Sacramento misdemeanor criminal attorney can be distinguished by how he issues his opening statement at trial. While the opening state is not the forum for presenting any evidence and is theoretically not supposed to be considered when the jury makes its finding, an attorney’s opening statement sets the stage for the trial. It is especially important that the opening statement be strong, clear, and confident, because an attorney’s opening statement establishes his credibility.

As such, an attorney must be very careful as to what he chooses to say in the opening statement. Part of the reason that the opening statement is so important is that it makes promises to the jury as to what the evidence will prove. If either the defense attorney or the prosecution fails to deliver on these expectations, the jury may ignore the other strengths of the case. For example, if an attorney says that he will present an alternative explanation for the evidence in his opening statement, yet builds a solid case solely around undermining the prosecution, the jurors will find his case unconvincing.

Simply put, a good opening statement is straightforward. The attorney can either present an alternative to the prosecution’s version of the events or simply focus on the flaws in the prosecution’s case. But in either case, the opening statement must be extremely well thought-out and follow the attorney’s case extremely closely.

There is an art to a strong opening statement. If you have been charged with a misdemeanor in the Sacramento area, it is just one of the advantages that an experienced Sacramento misdemeanor criminal attorney can bring. Call Sacramento misdemeanor criminal attorney Param Pabla today for an initial consultation.

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