IF YOUR ATTORNEY WAS A FORMER PROSECUTOR, CAN THAT HELP YOUR CASE?
Yes. When you have experience as a prosecutor then you know the way they prepare a case for trial. You can anticipate the potential problems with the State's case and prepare a defense that wins. It is kind of like having a player on your team who last season played for your opponents team and knows the offense that they run. Don't you think you are going to be able to mount a better defense? Of course you are.
It is not uncommon to talk to criminal defense attorneys who were formerly prosecutors though. Experience is vital but it is not the only factor to consider. You must also look for an attorney who can creatively formulate a defense for your individual case. That means they thoroughly investigate the facts and circumstances of your case and listen to you so that your defense is not easy for a prosecutor to anticipate.
When you combine experience as a prosecutor and defense attorney, creativity and the dedication to serve each client to the best of his ability, then you have an attorney who will represent you or your loved one well.