The best course of action in this circumstance is to be ready for what lies ahead. See the most typical court procedure below so you may anticipate what will happen next.
The criminal justice process typically begins when a police officer places a person under arrest. After an arrest, a suspect is taken into police custody and “booked.”
Next you will have a bail hearing, the Magistrate Judge informs a defendant of their charges and sets a bond amount. A suspect may pay the bail amount or work with a bondsman in exchange for his/her release.
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We will begin evaluating your case and discussing defense and mitigation plans. Note that courts are often backed-up with old cases and this stage may last awhile.
The Prosecutor’s Office will turn over evidence to your Attorney and the judge will then reset the case for future dates. Note that most times a case is not (and should not) be resolved on its first court date.
Court Cases often require multiple court appearances to achieve a desired outcome.
The final decision on how to resolve cases rests with the client. The vast majority of Criminal Cases are resolved without a Trial.