While over 90% of cases (criminal and civil) settle without a trial, there are times you just have to be willing to protect yourself and go to trial.
At that point you need a trial attorney ready to "lace 'em up" and get in the ring. The awesome power of the government can be crushing to a defendant. But you have to be willing to trust in the jury system which is the last defense to the prosecutor from "piling on." One of our recent cases involving Sam Riddle is in the news and made this point clear.
See Judge Sends Sam Riddle Back To Jail