MITIGATION – HELPING TO MAKE THE PUNISHMENT (OR CHARGE) TRULY FIT THE CRIME
When a defendant is found guilty, we work diligently with counsel and the court to provide all information and evidence that might result in a lesser sentence. We also provide mitigation support when a client is charged with a crime, helping counsel with evidentiary support for a lesser charge.
There are too many factors that can be brought up in mitigation to enumerate here. Suffice to say, Inter-State Investigative Services will investigate every angle to help defense counsel show that there are important circumstances for the court to consider when charging the accused or deciding upon the right punishment for a guilty defendant.
We have a lengthy track record of successfully help defendants with the mitigation of their charges or punishment. It’s something we believe greatly in. By demonstrating to the court the biggest picture possible, we feel a greater sense of justice is achieved.
DEATH PENALTY MITIGATION
We work tirelessly to help defendants who face a potential death sentence show the court any and all factors that may mitigate such a harsh result. The Supreme Court held in Lockett v. Ohio that a defendant facing the death penalty is entitled to present any aspect of character or record, and any circumstance of the offense that might serve as a basis for a sentence less than death. An eye for an eye only makes us all blind.