This is a simple answer. A former prosecutor should know how the State could or should be building a case against a defendant. A former prosecutor had to have the tools to know which witnesses to call to prosecute, how to get evidence introduced at trial, and how to overcome criminal procedure issues. Thus since a former prosecutor knows how to build a case against someone, he should instinctively know how to also tear down the State’s case. Therefore, a criminal defense attorney who used to be a prosecutor should be able to construct a defense based on his prosecutorial and defense experience.
Jonathan Turner is a former Virgina Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney (prosecutor) and an experienced defense attorney. Call
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