The Blanch Law Firm is overwhelmingly successful when cases go to trial. We never accept a case without preparing fully for trial. Otherwise, preparing for a plea deal keeps the ball in the prosecution’s court, so to speak. Oftentimes, our push-to-trial strategy allows us to intercept the judicial process in a pre-trial stage where prosecutions can see past a crime and express leniency, resulting in adjournment in contemplation of dismissals (ACDs).
Recently, we’ve kept a client accused of forgery and several other felonies from being charged at all. Another of our clients was federally accused with a drug felony; we kept him from being charged and secured a deal without jail time. We represented a large airline involved in the Department of Justice’s “Air Cargo Price Fixing Cartel,” and while other major airlines had to plead guilty and pay millions in restitution, our client never admitted guilt walked away without paying a dime. Prior results are not a guarantee of similar outcomes.
Though no attorney can ever guarantee results, practicing a winning strategy can certainly maximize a client’s chances of winning. Our firm’s boutique size and highly selective practice means we have the agility and creativity to outwork the prosecution. But our approach doesn’t just depend on us, it also depends on our clients. Our retainers are special in that when clients retain us, the government can no longer speak with our client about the case. This gives our clients the ability to speak freely without feeling as though they need to help the government build its case as well. We believe that a strong relationship with a client helps to generate the best defense against aggressive prosecutors.
With all this being said, “results” aren’t readily quantifiable in terms of wins and losses. We at the Blanch Law Firm always have our clients’ success in mind, but because a large majority of criminal cases don’t make it to trial, it’s more correct to perceive success in terms of what a client’s expectations are. In a nutshell, here are three likely criminal scenarios: a.) a client didn’t commit a crime he or she was charged with, b.) a client committed a crime and wants the best possible outcome, c.) the government cannot prove a client in fact committed the crime alleged against him or her. Each of these scenarios carry with them a slew of possibilities ranging from outright dismissals, Adjournments in Contemplation of Dismissal, receiving non-criminal charges or getting jail time and fines reduced.
We are always more than happy to speak with clients at length about their specific situations and we invite potential clients to schedule consultations with our attorneys. Visit our Contact Us page or call 212-736-3900.