Much of the work that goes into a successful Federal criminal defense is done before a trial even begins. Federal Pre-Trial motions can influence what evidence is admissible at trial, the environment under which it takes place – or whether it happens at all.
If police conducted a search without probable cause, this is the stage where motions must be made to establish that fact and exclude the evidence that was unearthed. While the prosecution is obligated to provide discovery of all of much of its evidence to the defense, this stage is an opportunity to ensure this has actually been done. And if negative media coverage or public sentiment has poisoned the jury pool in the trial’s native jurisdiction, a motion can be made to move it to another venue.
An experienced Federal defense attorney can recognize opportunities to put the defendant in the best possible position before the trial, improving the chances for a good outcome. Tim Bower Rodriguez has a decade-long track record of preparing his clients to win.