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Persuasion through seed planting and seed watering

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Persuasion through seed planting addressed by Fairfax criminal lawyer

Persuasion through seed planting can be very effective for criminal defendants. As a Fairfax criminal lawyer, I know that a trial attorney has a choice between wowing a client with oratory and panache, or delivering results in a more subtle way. Results are always more important than oratory and panache, while at times, all can be accomplished at once. When a defendant has faith in his or herp Virginia criminal defense lawyer, the defendant will not insist on oratory and panache nor on firing assaulting words and phrases for the mere purpose of doing so.

Can my Virginia criminal defense lawyer obtain an instant win in court rather than waiting for persuasion through seed planting?

A well prepared and persuasive lawyer sometimes can persuade instantly, but at other times must engage in persuasion through seed planting, water those seeds, and cultivate the results, to persuade over the longer haul. A Virginia criminal defendant’s judge and jury have so many thoughts and ideas to contend with each moment and day that they sometimes need some time to ponder and act on a lawyer’s argument, sometimes in the solitude of a break during court proceedings, or longer.

What happens when my Virginia criminal lawyer gets the best defensive ideas right away in front of the judge and jury?

Consequently, in court a Virginia criminal lawyer must present his or her key case themes and theories early on in front of the jury — or judge at a bench trial — to enable them  to process the unfolding proceedings through the themes, theories and framework presented early on by the lawyer. For Virginia criminal motions hearings, when the lawyer hits the judge between the eyes early on about the lawyer’s key arguments, even if the judge at first acts lukewarm or worse on those arguments, the judge may turn around eventually after pondering those arguments.

Should my Virginia criminal defense lawyer be pushy with arguments before the judge and jury?

This approach of persuasion through seed planting is the opposite of being pushy, versus naturally attaching criminal defendant-friendly ideas to judges and jurors. Plants develop from seedlings to mature plants with sufficient attention, caring, space, time, watering, soil, temperature and other important growing conditions. When the decisionmaker is given space and time to ponder and render a decision — without being hovered over at all time, and certainly not suffocated — the decisionmaker is more likely to relax and feel comfortable ruling in favor of the lawyer’s arguments. This is not engagement in platitudes, but is necessary to the persuasion process. Engaging in this process includes letting go of any attachment to the result, and giving the decisionmaker a chance to do the right thing. Doing otherwise is not a choice.

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jonathan Katz pursues your best defense against Virginia DUI, misdemeanor and felony prosecutions. Choosing your right attorney can make all the difference for your case outcome. Call Jon Katz’s staff at 703-383-1100 to schedule your free initial in-person confidential consultation about your court-pending case.