Getting a case dismissed is always the best option for any client. Depending on the facts of your case, dismissal may be a realistic possibility. In my experience as a defense attorney, I have handled hundreds of cases that were dismissed without any guilty plea from my client. Sometimes I achieve this by working with an alleged victim to sign a “civil compromise”. Sometimes I achieve dismissals by pushing cases to trial. And sometimes I achieve dismissals by getting evidence thrown out. For most low level cases, my first objective is to see if there is a way to get the case dismissed without going to trial. It’s not always possible, but if it is, I will do my best to find out how.