The foremost right all our clients have is the right to a fair jury trial. I have tried many trials successfully. I initially approach every trial in a "scorched earth" manner. This means that I attempt to discredit every witness against my client using any available admissible impeachment evidence. In most every criminal trial the credibility of the witnesses and complainant are the most persuasive evidence a jury will hear. By impeaching them or casting doubt upon their veracity, we can effectively destroy their credibility. Many times we are able to discover a criminal background, inconsistencies in their statements, or other types of impeachment evidence.
We use one of the best investigative agencies in the St. Louis area. They have proven to be a very valuable resource in my trial arsenal. From taking statements, to locating witnesses, and photographing scenes, a thorough investigation is usually necessary.
At trial, we don't back down from anyone. I have been at odds with many prosecutors and always refuse to deny my clients use of their rights. In this area we are fortunate to have many judges who try their hardest to protect my clients constitutional rights. The judges each have their individual manner of handling cases. It is helpful to know what to expect from every different judge. My clients benefit from my years of trying cases before a wide variety of judges in Southern Illinois. I have even had the benefit of working in the same office and attending law school with some of them.
I have personally won all types of cases from Murder to DUI. Felonies to Misdemeanors. Some cases don't have a good chance for success at trial and I am always up front and honest with my clients. Never has my client gone into court without knowing what his strongest avenue is. That is my job - to fully inform and assist my client using my skill to best utilize his rights.
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Brian Polinske is the contributing author to this content.