Chicago, IL criminal defense attorney Gal Pissetzky talks about his philosophy when defending clients who have been charged with a serious crime.
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My philosophy is, number one, I am pretty well-known as an attorney who does not cooperate his clients, meaning I do not take my clients into assist a government or the state and make them a snitch. My philosophy is to go in and from the very beginning make it known to the prosecutors that they are going to have a fight on their hands, that I am not intimidated by the prosecutors, not federal, not state. And I am not, frankly, intimidated by the judges. I am fighting for my client. And that is my job and that’s what I will do.
If, as I said, my clients at some point ask me to try to get them a deal or a plea agreement and I get those orders from my clients or requests from my clients, that’s when I’m going to do it. But when a client comes to me, I am understanding that he or she wants to proceed to trial or a motion to fight their case.