Steps In A Criminal Case

The various steps in a criminal process range from prior to the arrest all the way to sentencing. Each phase of a case is extremely important and a defendant should seek qualified cousel to help them.

Warrants
  • Arrest Warrants – Learn about the requirements for an arrest warrant.
  • Bench Warrants – Understand what needs to be done to clear a bench warrant.
Phases of A Criminal Case
  • Who Presses Charges The Prosecutor Or The Victim? – Its important to understand who has the power to file crimes in the city attorney or district attorneys office.
  • Hiring An Attorney – This article discusses an important consideration when faced with criminal charges.
  • Arraignment – This is the first court date ina criminal court case.
  • Plea Bargain Process – Learn about the process of negotiation that may result in a plea bargain.
  • Preliminary Hearing – These hearings may only happen as part of felony criminal matters.
  • Trial – Learn about the steps taken in a criminal trial.
  • Jury Selection – Read About The Voir Dire Process In Jury Selection
  • Sentencing – Understand the sentencing process in a criminal case.
Additional Resources
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Legal Defenses

Find out what defenses may be taken in criminal cases.

Motion to dismiss paperwork
Legal Motions

Resources on legal motions that can be filed in court to help defend cases.

probation
Post Conviction

Learn about probation, expungements and other post conviction matters.