I have 20+ years practicing as a criminal lawyer; specifically, I have significant jury trial experience. When you are charged with a criminal case, you have a constitutional right to have a jury trial. When choosing a lawyer to represent you, you want someone who can not only negotiate to get you the best deal possible but can also fight for you in court should you choose to exercise your right to have a jury trial. That someone should have skills and experience to litigate in front of a jury and/or judge. Having a lawyer with experience in both, gives you the best chances when going against the criminal justice system.