September 18, 2015If I am being investigated for a crime, should I contact a lawyer?
Absolutely. Having representation at an early stage in the criminal process can significantly increase your chances of no charges being filed or charges being reduced. An attorney can advise you… Read More
September 18, 2015What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor crime?
A misdemeanor is a crime that is punishable by up to one year in the county jail and a fine of up to $2,000.00, or any combination thereof. Felonies, on… Read More
September 18, 2015What are the stages of a criminal case?
Broadly speaking, the criminal process is initiated once the police make an arrest. Once an arrest has been made, the suspect will go before the judge for a bail hearing… Read More
September 18, 2015Can I be released from jail while awaiting trial?
In most cases, you will have the opportunity to post bond to get out of jail while awaiting trial. The judge will determine the appropriate bail amount. There are several… Read More
September 18, 2015Can I testify in my own defense at trial?
The 5th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives every criminal defendant in a criminal proceeding the right not to testify. Additionally, if a defendant chooses not to testify, jurors will… Read More
September 18, 2015Will I have a jury trial to determine my guilt or innocence?
In most criminal cases, you will have the right to a jury trial. The U.S. Constitution gives a person accused of a crime punishable by a sentence longer than six… Read More
September 18, 2015Are there different types of probation given to defendants?
Yes. Generally, probation can be SES or SIS probation. For an in-depth discussion on this topic, please refer to our probation page.