Delivering Clients Victory Keeps Me on the Criminal Defense Path
Virginia criminal lawyer’s calling on the defense path
Delivering clients victory keeps me on the criminal defense path. More than that, I am always motivated to persuade judges, jurors, and prosecutors, while standing up to the prosecutors, police, opposing witnesses and lawmakers who want my client convicted and caged/jailed; want to satisfy what they believe the general public, their superiors, or colleagues want; or simply do not give a damn what happens to my client.
Injustice is too rampant not to fight to reverse it, says Fairfax criminal lawyer
Not even the world’s entire Novocaine stockpile can make me not be attuned to the plights of others against injustice. My zeal for defending criminal defendants is far from abstract. I grew up obsessed over reversing injustice wherever its roots, starting with Hitler at the most extreme, and followed in no particular order by violent Southern racists, Idi Amin, Nixon, Mao, Brezhnev, Pinochet, and the list goes on. Ever since my eighth grade social studies class focusing on freedom, I have worshiped at the altar of the Bill of Rights and civil liberties, been giddy that my college had an Amnesty International chapter, done backflips of glee when elected in 1992 to the American Civil Liberties Union chapter (when the ACLU seemed to put more teeth into free expression rights) bordering the nation’s capital, and eaten up that my criminal defense work daily has me daily defending the Bill of Rights.
Virginia criminal attorney on the thrill of delivering clients victory
More important than all of that in my work is to know the truly positive difference I make in so many clients’ lives, running from them seeing how much I believe in their prospects to excel in life, no matter how culpable or not they are of the current charges; to never going down without a fight and always fighting like hell; to obtaining victories through acquittals and dismissals as the ultimate, followed by obtaining case results that minimize harm to their liberty, lives, and careers.
Criminal defense as an invigorating calling, rather than work
Recently, a non-lawyer friend of mine insisted that work is overrated, and urged that we should enjoy our lives while we have the health and mental faculties to do so. Before I read my friend’s missive, and within minutes of his writing those words, I unwittingly responded to his email by obtaining an acquittal for my client that meant so much for him that he hugged me, and hugged me again, overwhelmed by his victory.
This is not merely work for me, This is my calling, and an invigorating and energizing one at that.
Virginia criminal lawyer Jonathan L. Katz knows he is on the side of the angels in criminal court. To discuss your case with Jon, please call his staff to schedule a confidential consultation, at 703-383-1100.