For some odd reason, the people who have been retaining me recently have abnormally strong defenses to the criminal charges. For example, 1 child abuse case where he simply grabbed his daughter to keep her from running away again. Allegedly caused a bruse. Next, grand theft charge because a merchant, who I represent, lost merchandise offered to pay the guy back market value. "victim" insists that the value was much more, they couldn't reach an agreement and the state filed charges. This should have been a civil matter.
Most of my clients are just looking for good deals from the state, but these cases are great.