Many lawyer websites have a “results page” making it difficult to really sort out true “results.” For example, it shocks us, but many former prosecutors will list numerous “victories” on their “results page,” yet, when you look carefully, they are actually talking about guilty verdicts they obtained as a prosecutor! Many of these lawyers have never heard the words “not guilty” as a defense attorney and there is a world of difference between convicting a defendant as a prosecutor and obtaining an acquittal for a client as a defense attorney.
Also, many law firms, including our firm, list various cases in which they obtained dismissals. Nevertheless, it is often hard to judge if the dismissal came as the result of the skills of the lawyer or for some reason the lawyer had nothing to do with (for example, the complaining witness could not be located).
In comparing results, the best thing to look for is actual “not guilty” verdicts that the lawyers obtained after a trial or in appeal cases in which convictions were reversed or where significant sentences were reversed. It is these type of results that really speak to a lawyer’s skill in the courtroom. For example, despite the fact that approximately 90%-95% of defendants who go to trial in federal court are convicted, only 35% of Clint. Broden’s federal trials resulted in final convictions for the client.
The bottom line is that not all “results pages” are alike and it important to know what to look for when you are selecting a criminal defense attorney who will have your liberty in his hands. We are trial lawyers and, unlike many lawyers, our results page is not full of our “plea bargain” successes. We prefer to highlight our trials and not guilty verdicts.
We challenge you to find a criminal defense firm in the State of Texas with more “not guilty verdicts in federal trials than Broden & Mickelsen. Moreover, in one of our cases, we became one of the very few firms in the country to force the government to pay for the client’s legal fees. We like to think our results speak for themselves
Federal Fraud Trials
Federal Healthcare Fraud Trials
Federal Criminal Tax Trials
Federal Computer Crimes Trials
Federal Drug Trafficking Trials
Other Federal Trial Cases
Many lawyers will tell clients that it is impossible to win a suppression motion in federal court. Broden & Mickelsen has proven otherwise.
Other Federal Court Success:
Sexual Assault Case Examples
Keep in mind that sexual assault cases is the type of case in which one stands the greatest chances of being falsely accused. Nevertheless, the charges themselves are often devastating. It is important to aggressively attack these cases early on.
Murder Case Examples
There are several lawyers that regularly handle criminal appeals in state court and a few that handle criminal appeals in federal court. Broden & Mickelsen have a long history of winning appeals in both state and federal court.