Completing his array of multiple practice areas, which include DWI, traffic, family law, divorce, and bankruptcy, Mr. Corletta is also an accomplished criminal defense attorney. He has had an active criminal defense practice for over 30 years, and has defended thousands of people accused of crimes such as theft, assault, sex crimes, and drug crimes.
Each case must be evaluated on its own merits. Criminal defense is a specialized area of law with unique procedures designed for the protection of the rights of the accused, many of which are constitutionally guaranteed. There are numerous issues in a criminal case beyond that of guilt or innocence, which is often secondary because the criminal defendant is not required to prove his/her innocence. In our adversary system of justice, the government bears the burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt.
It is the criminal defense attorney’s duty to make sure police have followed all proper procedures, met all Constitutional requirements, and to require them to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.