Types of Defenses

Hilton Head Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have you been accused of a crime and have to appear in court? As the defendant, we can help you establish a strong criminal defense that is effective for your situation. During a case evaluation with our Hilton Head criminal defense attorneys, we can thoroughly assess your circumstance to prescribe a defense that reflects the specifics of your case. Through this process, our goal will be to challenge the validity and sufficiency of the evidence brought against you by the prosecution. There are a variety of defenses that we can use and our firm can determine the best course of action based on the specifics of your case.

Affirmative Criminal Defense
When the defendant accepts some of the evidence that the prosecution brings up, this is referred to as affirmative defense. As your Hilton Head criminal defense lawyer, we must provide evidence in support of the defense based on the facts of those alleged by the prosecution. Some affirmative criminal defenses include self-defense and insanity.

Coercion and Duress
Duress, or coercion, is an affirmative defense that states that you were made to commit the crime because of a threat or the physical act of force. This defense negates the defendant's consent to the act and can often prove as a strong legal defense to an unlawful action.

Abandonment and Withdrawal
There is a defense for those who were planning to commit a crime or act as an accomplice, but then decided to abandon or withdraw from participation. This is an affirmative defense that can be difficult to prove without distinct evidence that you had no contribution to the crime or that you notified law enforcement in advance.

Effective Defense Strategies

The defense we choose to act upon during your case will depend on many factors. There is a variety of criminal defenses that can be used and at Bauer & Metro, P.C., we can determine which will be the most effective. The criminal defense chosen will primarily depend on the crime that you are charged with and the evidence you have available. Contact our firm today to learn more about defenses that can be used in your favor.

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