Aggressive legal advocacy requires a defendant’s constitutional rights to be defended starting immediately after arrest and all the way through to trial. Pretrial litigation is a critical part of the process because it allows an attorney to use the “pretrial” period to test the conduct of the officers, and the arresting procedures, as well as seek Bond or requires that minimal standards prosecution be proven at Preliminary Hearings. Sometimes law enforcement or the State’s attorneys cross the line during the investigation, arrest process, or prosecution of the case, subjecting the case to being dismissed, no matter whether a crime was committed or not.
Holding law enforcement and the State accountable to the Constitution is a critical element of a sound criminal defense strategy. Ensuring a defendant’s constitutional rights are protected every step of the way is the most important part of the entire criminal defense process.