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Overcoming Jury Bias

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Presenting a Strong Defense in the Courtroom

In America you have the right to a trial by a jury of your peers — people from all walks of life who live in or around Seattle, Washington. In defending your case before a jury, attorney John Crowley builds the strongest defense possible through gathering and presentation of evidence, investigation of the facts, expert testimony and development of the strengths of your case.

For a free initial consultation with skilled criminal defense lawyer John Crowley, call 206.388.2461. He has 13 years of experience in defense of drug crimes, sex offenses and white collar crimes. Before going into private practice, Mr. Crowley served as a prosecutor and attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Contact The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC in Seattle today for a confidential appointment with an attorney who knows how jury bias affects outcomes from both sides of the aisle.

When the jury reaches a verdict — guilty or innocent — it is important you know that your attorney has done his or her utmost to protect your rights and defend your good name. Call The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC today: 206.388.2461.

Overcoming Jury Bias

There are two important assumptions to consider in bringing a case to trial. One is that the client is presumed innocent until proven guilty. John Crowley does not need to prove that his client did not do it. His job is to nimbly defend his client against the charges brought by the prosecutor. The prosecutor must meet a high standard in order to sway the jury and get a conviction — guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

Strategy is very important in overcoming jury bias. In defense of a drug crime, for example, Mr. Crowley knows that juries are not especially supportive of people accused of drug crimes, so a defense would be simply that the client is innocent, and wrongly charged.

In defending someone accused of a gang activity crime involving firearms violations, Mr. Crowley would most likely approach the defense simply: he didn't do it.

Setting up Important Connections

With white collar crimes, it is important for the jury to connect with the client, that is, to see the client as someone very similar to themselves. In embezzlement cases, there is often a large amount of money lost. In that case, Mr. Crowley would paint a picture, for example, of an ace salesman who didn't really understand how to run a $20 million business.

Protecting the Rights of Every Client

Mr. Crowley appeals to the hearts and heads of jurors in order to present the strongest case possible on behalf of his clients. For a free initial consultation, contact us by e-mail, or call The Crowley Law Firm, PLLC in Seattle, Washington, at 206.388.2461.