Due in part to its popularity in crime fiction and on the big screen, many people in Ohio think of the insanity defense as a foolproof tactic when facing criminal charges. Unfortunately, this is far from true. The insanity defense is rarely used in court and its success rate is low. According to a Science Direct article, only 1 in every 1000 cases ever involve the insanity plea worldwide, with a success rate that varies from 25% to 50%.
If you are facing criminal charges in Ohio for the first time in your life, whether they are for a misdemeanor or felony, you may not know what to do or what happens next. The team Triplett McFall Wolf Law, LLC has experience representing clients who need an attorney who will fight for the best possible outcome.
A right to a jury trial is one of the most crucial aspects of criminal proceedings in the state of Ohio. A jury will determine whether the evidence against you is sufficient to convict you of whatever you are charged with. However, at the stage of jury selection, your attorney does have a say in who ends up on the jury through peremptory challenges.