Day: October 18, 2016

Once the evidence has been examined, it is time to strategize a defense. Building a defense is perhaps the most important phase during a criminal proceeding. A good defense could mean the difference between a reduced or exorbitant fine or maintaining your innocence and imprisonment.

One of the most important things to remember is to be utterly and completely honest with your attorney. Any information you share with your attorney is privileged and cannot be disclosed with any third party (unless the communication facilitates another crime such as fraud). Knowing every fact of the case will help your attorney construct a comprehensive defense to challenge the prosecution.

If you do not have a sound alibi, the only defense is to discredit the evidence and narrative presented by the prosecution. The experience and tenacity of the team at the Marroquin Law Firm can help you devise the strongest defense to fight your criminal charges.


If you have been arrested and charged with a criminal offense you should retain legal counsel immediately. The dedicated team of legal professionals at the Marroquin Law firm are experienced in handling criminal cases and will aggressively fight to defend you.
The beginning of a criminal case is a crucial time for a defendant who has been arrested.

The first step in investigating a criminal case is to obtain a copy of a police report, as well as any audio or visual footage during the time of arrest. Reviewing the initial evidence helps us analyze what occurred as well as develop a defense that can weaken or discredit that statement of a law enforcement agency.

Examining relevant materials helps attorneys determine whether in fact there is a case, or if any of your civil rights were violated during the time of your arrest. The 1966 Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona requires law enforcement to inform a suspect of their Fifth and Sixth Amendment rights against self-incrimination (ex. “You have the right to remain silent…”). Failure to receive your Miranda rights does not free you from punishment, however, it makes any statement you may have made inadmissible in court, which can drastically help your case.