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The word “trial,” may terrify you. In reality, a trial is an ordeal for most people. Feeling anxious and hopeless is not uncommon. You’re fate in the hands of another can be unruly. However, it is important to remain calm and communicate with your attorney.

During a trial, the main goal of any attorney is to advocate for their client. The attorney must establish a dialogue that persuades a judge or a jury that the client is innocent.

The Marroquin Law firm is experienced and passionate about advocating for their clients. From jury selection, to opening and closing arguments and witness selection, we will work diligently to prepare an arsenal to help you achieve the best possible outcome in your criminal case.


During pre-trial motions or even during a trial, you reach a point in the case where the only option is to negotiate with the prosecutor. Although it is not as favorable as receiving a dismissal, negotiating a plea deal may be the most convenient, economical and realistic way to resolve a criminal charge.

Negotiating a deal with the prosecution does not necessarily mean you have lost. For a misdemeanor offense, such as DWI, your attorney can negotiate a pre-trial diversion or deferred adjudication, which delays the entry of a guilty verdict. Typically, the successful completion of probation and other requirements from the court, allows the defendant to avoid a charge on their criminal record through expungement or a non-disclosure agreement.

The Marroquin Law Firm is experienced in negotiating with prosecutors and will fight to secure you the best outcome for your criminal case.


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.