We leave no stone unturned, no fact undiscovered, in the investigation of your case.
Schroeter Goldmark & Bender's experienced, highly respected attorneys excel in preparing for and defending criminal charges. We focus on thoroughness, attention to detail, and proven courses of action to consistently achieve successful outcomes. While we meticulously review the information produced by the government's investigation, we do not rely on it to tell the entire story. We do our own vigorous investigation and preparation, and this practice has allowed us to obtain the dismissal of filed charges, and decisions not to file charges, in cases prosecutors have described as “airtight.” Similar work in internal investigations has helped our corporate and medical facility clients avoid state and federal criminal charges.
We do everything possible to keep our clients free while the case is pending.
Studies of the criminal justice system show that if a person is out of jail while their case is pending there is a better chance of acquittal at trial or of obtaining a favorable sentence if convicted. One of our first steps is to gather information and find witnesses who can help convince a judge to keep clients free while awaiting trial or resolution of the case.
We take great care and pride in our trial preparation and presentation.
We have earned our reputation for being among the country's best trial lawyers because of our thorough investigations as well as the team approach we use for brainstorming case defense. This allows us to combine strong oral advocacy with persuasive visual presentations, creating a compelling story of innocence. Winning cases comes not just from telling the truth; it comes from telling the truth in a convincing and compelling way.
Successful trial outcomes are also the result of legal analysis performed at the highest level. This critical aspect of trial preparation is the groundwork upon which the rest of our efforts depend. It enables us to identify inappropriate charges, convince judges to exclude illegally seized evidence, eliminate charges, and accurately define the legal standards that will ultimately govern the case. By taking tough cases to trial, we have won many acquittals for clients accused of serious felonies and white collar crimes.
We negotiate for successful resolutions.
Our reputation for excellent trial work has also helped us negotiate favorable resolutions for many clients. The prosecutors we work with respect our reputation for thorough preparation, integrity, and honesty. They know we will take a case to trial if needed, and will do an excellent job there. They know that our meticulous research produces positions they can believe and, because of this, we are often able to convince prosecutors that settling through negotiations is the best approach.