Newport News, Virginia Assault & Battery Lawyer
In most violent crimes, including murder, rape, and assault, police assume the victim knew his or her attacker. As a result, a family member, friend, romantic interest, or acquaintance can find themselves under investigation and arrested with little more than circumstantial evidence. At the criminal defense law office of John J. Rice, I consult forensic experts, hair and fiber analysts, DNA specialists, and a host of other investigative professionals in defending my clients. As a criminal defense attorney with over 30 years of experience, I know how difficult it is to properly secure a crime scene, collect and preserve evidence properly, and pursue alternative leads. The fact is, most police departments face budgetary and manpower constraints that mean not all crimes are investigated as thoroughly as they should be.
I have the knowledge and resources needed to expose shortcuts and mistakes on the part of police and prosecutors in cases involving violent crimes. To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss your case, contact criminal defense lawyer John J. Rice today.
Violent Crimes, Assault and Battery, and Criminal Charges
I represent people in cases involving the following kinds of criminal charges:
- Homicide / murder
- Sexual assault
- Assault and battery
- Armed robbery
- Car jacking
Challenging the Prosecution's Evidence
Due to time and budgetary constraints, police and investigators don't always track down every witness or pursue every lead. In cases involving rape or sexual assault, investigators don't always ask a suspect to submit to a psychological profile or take the time to determine if the alleged victim suffers from emotional problems. As a criminal defense attorney, I work with experts across a wide variety of fields in order to undermine the prosecution's case. I question the credibility of the witnesses for the prosecution, identify mishaps in handling evidence, and expose questionable interrogation tactics on the part of police and investigators.
Contact Assault and Battery Defense Attorney John J. Rice Today
Unfortunately, there are plenty of innocent people in jail due to circumstantial evidence and the unwillingness of prosecutors to look at other suspects or follow alternative leads. I have the experience and knowledge needed to put the prosecution on the defensive and point out assumptions and claims on their part that aren't supported by ALL the evidence -- the evidence they've collected and the evidence my office has uncovered.
To schedule a confidential consultation to discuss how we can help you, contact assault and battery defense lawyer John J. Rice today.