What to Expect in your Criminal Matter

November 16th, 2009

WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR CRIMINAL MATTER

Step One: SPEAK TO A LAWYER:  It is important to hire an attorney immediately so that you understand your rights and the charges against you.

Step Two: DISCOVERY: Once the attorney notifies the court that you are represented, she will gather all of the information that the prosecutor’s office has regarding your case.

Step Three: NEGOTIATION: You attorney will negotiate on your behalf in order to obtain the best possible agreement from the prosecutor.

Step Four: PLEA AGREEMENT or TRIAL: If you decide, upon your attorney’s advice, to accept the plea agreement, the plea will be presented to the judge for the court’s approval.  If no satisfactory agreement is offered, your attorney will begin preparing the case for trial.

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