Number one make sure the commonwealth can prove the case against you, the truth doesn't actually matter, what matters is what they can prove. So A do they actually have the evidence, are the witnesses there- do they come to court? It is amazing how many times you can get a good result by waiting it out by seeing if the witnesses show up. So lets say they have the evidence against you, well there's a lot of things that can affect punishment. What if you don't want to go to jail, say it hurts your career or your family life. Well you can do some proactive things, ie- community services or classes to prevent the actions. Let's think about what we can do to put you in the best position by the time we have to go to court. I like to take a very proactive approach but also a holistic approach to the case seeing what would convince the prosecution or the judge to give you a lighter sentence or a sentence that more fits what you actually did do.
Just because you think you're guilty, doesn't mean a criminal defense attorney can’t help you. There are a lot of things we can do.