Almost everyone in a court case expects victory. Victory in litigation is a satisfaction in itself for someone who is in litigation, especially since the victory above is based on struggles in accordance with the principles of justice. Even though a case is basically not looking to win or lose, there are at least a number of things you need to know in defending and fighting for cases in court, including:
1. Understand the problem
One of the most important things in defense in court is knowing in detail the problem. For this reason, at the initial stage, be honest with the legal problems you are experiencing, because each legal issue has its own distinctive character, so that the handling of it has differences from one another. In addition, it is also very important for you if a lawyer to write or ask in detail about the chronology and the course of the case that you will handle. From the story and chronology, we can determine the legal steps you will take.
2. Master the Law
After you know the chronology of the problem, it is very important for you, a lawyer to know and master the law. Law does not only come from the Laws and Regulations, but can also be found in theories, principles and opinions of experts or lawyers related to the legal problems you are facing. Besides that, what is no less important is to also look at the previous judges’ decisions relating to the case you are currently facing. If you already know the law, then determine how to handle it.
3. Complete the Evidence
If you already know in detail the problem and the law, then what must be prepared from the start is evidence related to the case you are currently facing. Not all evidence has to be presented before the trial, of course evidence that can strengthen and support a case that you can submit before the trial. You must secure this evidence, because it is not uncommon for vital evidence to be contested and often even in any way will be done to eliminate or obtain evidence related to the case you are currently facing. For this reason, it is very important to store and secure evidence that is vital for you in facing trial in court.
4. Make sure to use the right strategy
You usually don’t get a lot of strategy in litigating by reading the Laws and Regulations or in text books related to the case you are facing. It takes hours of flying and experience that is not short, besides that it takes maturity in analyzing the need for choices for the strategy you will use. Usually, a person who has been in the legal world for a long time has the right strategic instincts in defending in court. Because basically the strategy in defense is not only related to the control of the problem and its legal provisions, but also closely related to your skills and skills in defending in court.
5. Quality defense
It is not enough for you to just understand the problem, the law, the completeness of the evidence and the strategies you will use. One thing that many have forgotten and overlooked is quality defense. Many defenders in court clearly understand the problem, the law, the completeness of the evidence and the strategies that will be used, but often do not pay attention to the quality of the defense in court. So that in the end, it is not uncommon for those cases that should win to lose just because of defenses that are not qualified. The quality of the defense referred to is not only related to the ability of oral argumentation, but also must be supported by written arguments through the selection of quality words in accordance with contemporary legal principles and language.
6. Don’t give up
Litigating in court often finds uniqueness that we rarely find in the real world in general. It is not uncommon that sometimes we think the case you are facing will experience victory, on the contrary. Likewise, legal arguments which according to our reason and conscience are true, sometimes they are even distorted so that they seem to be true according to the opposing arguments with various kinds of reasons and sufficient considerations. For this reason, it takes tenacity for a defender to make every effort to break arguments that can weaken or not support the arguments we put forward, of course, still within the corridor of law as a reference. In addition, in the end, although we have to respect the judge’s decision that has been determined, nevertheless do not give up and stand by the decisions that have been determined. Fight for injustice until the injustice finds justice, the meaning is to submit other legal remedies such as appeal, cassation, PK or other legal measures in accordance with those stipulated in the prevailing laws and regulations.