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Why Lawyers Need to be Good Storytellers in Denver Courts

Posted by Terry O'Malley | Aug 08, 2014 | 0 Comments

Criminal defense attorneys need to be good storytellers to be effective. This is why it's important to work with a lawyer who has experience in the courtroom, and has a strong grasp of criminal law. With these two combinations, a criminal defense attorney will be able to get the best possible outcome for his clients in Denver, Adams, and Jefferson County. Let's dig deeper into the importance of storytelling in the courtroom.

Trials are Nothing More than Storytelling with Facts

Trials are nothing more than two storytellers relating a sequence of events supported by facts to the jury. I recently read an article which illustrates my point perfectly. The author of the article states:

“The trial of a case is nothing more than the telling of a story.”

I have been a criminal lawyer for 23 years. I have participated in many jury trials. I can attest to the truth of this statement. A good District Attorney in Arapahoe, El Paso, or Douglas County, and the best criminal defense attorney knows that a jury can piece together complicated evidence if they hear it in the form of a story. After all, the events happened to a person, who can relate the tale. In the end, the jury will be convinced by the person who weaves the most credible, believable story.

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Juries Search for Right and Wrong

Justice-LawyersJuries are people just like the rest of us. But, unlike criminal defense attorneys and DAs, they aren't familiar with the law or court processes. Because of this, they make decisions based on finding the right and wrong in a situation. They will listen to evidence and look for deeper meanings and hidden truths. So, it is the job of an experienced criminal lawyer to show them the underlying story. In every situation, there are two sides to the story: One from the perspective of the alleged victim, and one from the perspective of the defendant. Often in a criminal case, the story of the alleged victim is the focus of the trial. Effective criminal lawyers understand how important it is to tell the defendant's side of the story, and make it the trial's focus.

Storyteller: Your Side of the Story, Educating the Jury

The criminal defense attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office fight to tell the story of our clients. When a person is accused of a crime, it is far more effective to have a lawyer advocate on their behalf. This is because the best lawyer has experience in the courtroom, and knows how important weaving a story of evidence is for the jury. At the same time, our top lawyers have a strong grasp of criminal law, A skilled lawyer will weave the evidence into a story for the jury.which is necessary for an effective defense. We don't practice other areas of law, such as divorce, civil, or personal injury law. Instead, we choose to focus 100% of our attention on understanding the complexities of criminal law. We share this knowledge with the jury, educating them on the necessity of the prosecution's burden of proving a person's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. We illustrate to the jury how the DA has the burden of proof and must provide enough evidence to prove a person committed a crime. By utilizing the power of storytelling, empathy, and knowledge of the law, our leading criminal defense attorneys fight to win.

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