The criminal defense strategy you choose can have a big impact on the outcome. One mistake that some defendants make is that they don't take the time to review all the options. Instead, they focus on one without thinking about whether any others could work with it.
Your defense can only be based on facts. You can't have any mistruths or anything similar in it. This is where your defense attorney comes in. They can review the situation and give you an idea about what options you will have and then they will tailor those to your case's specific circumstances.
Method of relaying information matters
When you are presenting your case to the jury or anyone else, the way that you relay information can determine how it is perceived. You have to think about how things might be construed. Even your tone of voice can have an impact on this, so be very careful about how you say things.
It is usually helpful to think about the method of relaying information before it has to be done. Remember that you may never have to do this for yourself. Your attorney can be the one who speaks out on your behalf.
Addressing claims against you
As part of your defense, you will have to address the claims that are made against you. This is done by poking holes in the prosecution's case. You can do this by presenting evidence that proves the points against you aren't factual.
In some cases, you might acknowledge that a point in the case against you is factual. You will then have to think about whether you want to explain that point or not. This is useful when there is something that offers a valid reason for your actions.
Putting it all together
You have to put all the points of your defense together so that they are a cohesive strategy. This can paint the full picture of what happened if you are facing a jury. It might also be beneficial if you are going to enter into a plea agreement because your Sacramento attorney can relay the information to the prosecutor and possibly to the judge.
As you can probably imagine, putting everything together can take a while. Make sure that you aren't waiting until the last minute to get the process started.