If you are charged with a crime, ranging from drunk driving to homicide, there is only one man to see: attorney Patrick William O’Keefe. Mr. O’Keefe is a board certified trial lawyer. He is a winner.
Now, more than ever, prosecutors and even some judges see themselves as activists for crime victims more than trial advocates and impartial jurists. With the advent of crime victims rights laws sweeping our country, many prosecutors and judges feel pressure to conform to the type of “defendant bashing” that was unheard of years ago. Minimum sentencing laws have increased exponentially. The fear of going to prison for a minimum of 25 years would scare innocent people into taking a plea deal. You are innocent until proven guilty, but in this country, it feels more like you’re presumed guilty and have to prove your innocence. If you don’t think people plead guilty when they are, in fact, not guilty, you’re just plain wrong. Look at all the people who have been serving life sentences, who were exonerated by DNA evidence, who pleaded guilty to a crime they did not commit. To many of the criminally accused, the fear of losing one’s family for the next 25 years is unbearable compared to the expense of not being able to be a part of their lives for the next 5 years. And that is exactly how an innocent men or innocent woman can find themselves behind bars: because the fear is crippling.
SHORTAGE OF GREAT TRIAL LAWYERS AND EXPENSE OF FINDING A GREAT ONE
Another factor is the death of the American trial lawyer. Finding the best criminal attorney can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In both criminal and civil cases, some trial lawyers are simply incapable of performing to their full exploding capacity. Mandatory minimums, harsher criminal sanctions, sex crime registries, child abuse registries, the ever-increasing threat of termination of parental rights, parental alienation (as with an ex-spouse), and politicians hell-bent on being tough on crime, have all contributed to America having the highest prison population in the world, even higher than China, which has over four times our population.
Additionally, trials are incredibly expensive for the criminally accused. It is not uncommon for the falsely accused, those poor, wretched souls who are condemned to walk through hell with the slight hope of coming out alive. Some people must literally mortgage their future in order to pay for the best defense money can buy. This is most especially terrifying for families who cannot understand or appreciate the qualities that distinguish a successful trial lawyer from the best trial lawyer, the one who is capable of delivering a not guilty verdict in the midst of so much hatred from society. When prosecutors seek to incarcerate innocent people, they often do so with reckless abandon. They have absolute immunity from civil liability, which means you cannot recover damages from the prosecutor in civil court for violating your constitutional and civil rights—even if he knows (or has reason to believe) the accused is innocent. And why wouldn’t they continue to do this, so long as they continue to get away with it? In most states, the prosecuting attorney has unfettered discretion to charge a man with a crime. Grand juries, where juries of one’s peers meet secretly to decide whether probable cause exists for the government to indict someone, is a thing of the past in the state system.
THE CHARGING PHASE
Ethically, a prosecutor may not issue a criminal charge unless probable cause exists, which means there is a mere probability that a crime was committed. Incidentally, probable cause is the same standard that a police officer must meet in order to make an arrest. The legal standard of “probable cause” is slightly lower than the civil standard of proof, which is preponderance of the evidence. This is not even close to the prosecutor’s burden of proof at trial (beyond a reasonable doubt). At this charging phase, the prosecutor needs a level of proof that is lower than the level needed to prove to a court that your landlord owes you $100 for the repairs you had to pay for out of your own pocket when the pipe bursts in your shitty apartment and your landlord was nowhere to be found. So the end result is that the prosecutor, in order to meet his/her ethical obligation to charge someone with a crime, needs no greater evidence than a police officer would need to arrest someone on suspicion that they committed a felony, and needs less evidence than the tenant to recover that $100 from their landlord. Although most prosecutors will require a higher level of proof before issuing a criminal charge, understanding that at a trial, the burden of proof increases considerably, their willingness to deny charges has gone down. Why? Several reasons: political pressure; votes; personal animus toward the accused; their often insatiable desire to be cozy with the local police force; lack of experience in private practice; lack of empathy; and mandatory minimums. Many prosecutors assume, correctly in many cases, that they will get a guilty plea or no contest plea out of the accused because he will be too scared to take on the system, or will not have enough resources to prevail at trial.
THE WINNING EDGE
The only thing standing between you and the loss of your freedom is a winning, bulldog lawyer who knows how to defend you successfully in a court of law. That’s why hiring Patrick William O’Keefe, a bulldog attorney with a track record of winning, is the only choice for you. You need a lawyer who knows how to uncover evidence favorable to you that the government is purposely ignoring.
After my clients was found not guilty of all charges, his family said we were worth every penny—we literally saved their son’s life.
Many Americans are simply unwilling to take their chances with a court appointed attorney, who often has as much trial experience as the accused himself. So they would rather break their bank account, mortgage their houses, max out 10 credit cards, borrow from their siblings, and sell their best pig, than risk going to prison for the rest of their lives.
The damage a sex crime can do to a man’s life is immeasurable. You are forced to register as a sex offender, for a sex offense that you may never have committed in the first place. The prisons are full of these kinds of people. In Michigan, if you are charged with a crime of criminal sexual conduct, drunk driving, federal conspiracy, or any other criminal offense, you need a lawyer who is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and fight. You need Patrick William O’Keefe—a bulldog, fighter, and a proven winner. You may never taste freedom again. Therefore, you should not risk your life to a shoddy, cut-rate, inexperienced attorney. You should spend every penny to ensure that your freedom is defended. Before justice is served, it must be defended. It must be defended by attorney Patrick William O’Keefe, the top trial attorney in the nation.
An accusation involving rape, especially child molestation, has a devastating and life-altering impact on not only the alleged victims, but also on the accused. So the most important question a man can ask is, “who do I hire to defend me?” The answer is simple: Patrick William O’Keefe.
ANATOMY OF A PERSECUTION—CHILD SEXUAL ASSAULT ALLEGATIONS—COMMON CONTRIBUTING FACTORS TO FALSE ACCUSATIONS AND MALICIOUS PROSECUTIONS:
1. Custody dispute
2. Parental alienation
3. Divorce poison
4. Lying witness or witnesses
5. Botched Investigation
6. Hidden, missing or ignored evidence.
8. Botched forensic interview – CACs
9. Pretend medical evaluation – the hearsay Trojan horse.
10. Excessive bail
11. Sham preliminary hearing – denial of confrontation, cross-examination, discovery
12. Prosecutor who stops at nothing, to win at all costs.
13. Prosecutor who thinks he/she works for alleged victim, not the state.
14. Prosecutor who takes orders from alleged victim.
15. Crime Victims Rights Acts, other laws gearing the system to get more convictions.
16. Police officer(s) who refuse to investigate the defense theory of case.
17. Police officer(s) who think the accused is a bad guy because he’s been in trouble before; assume he’s causing trouble now; and he will cause trouble in the future.
18. Judges who refuse to believe that witnesses lie.
19. Liberal child protection laws
20. Mandatory minimums
21. Corroboration not necessary
22. Violations of constitutional rights
23. Court appointed attorney, or attorney with no real trial experience.
24. Cronyism, connections, and the “my team” approach
25. Hatred of the accused – believing all victims