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The Plea Bargain Process Between Prosecution and Defense Attorney

The plea process is an essential component of the criminal justice system. Below we describe in detail how this process plays out in a case. Overview Of Plea Bargaining The plea bargain is an agreement between a criminal defense attorney and the prosecution to resolve a criminal case and ends with a defendant pleading guilty or nolo…

5 Things You NEED To Know If You Fail To Appear In Court

If you were arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or felony in California, you will be given a court date to appear for your arraignment. If you fail to appear at criminal court on the scheduled date and time, you face an additional criminal charge of failing to appear1. What Does The Prosecutor Need To Prove For Conviction? To be…

Step #1 In A Criminal Case – The Arraignment Process

The first step in a criminal case is generally the arraignment which is the first court date. For felony matters, you may have two arraignments–one before your preliminary hearing and one after its completion if you are held to answer on the charge. What Is The Purpose Of The Arraignment? The main function of the arraignment is for…