If I am arrested, can I get a bond?

Maybe.  You are entitled to a bond hearing within 72 hours.  We will represent you there.  We also will request a preliminary hearing where we can question law enforcement on the record and get a preliminary idea of what their evidence is.

What happens in plea negotiations?

There is often not a clear cut path from point A to point B.  We have worked for decades to build good relationships with prosecutors and judges, and those relationships are paramount in working on your case.  There are a number of things that could happen.  It is possible that you could be offered pretrial diversion, first offender, or a nolo plea.  Whether to take a plea is solely up to you.  We are the lawyers.  We will give you the best advice we can, but this is your life, and you get to make the big decisions.  If nothing else works, then we take the case to trial. 

What is discovery?

Discovery is the process by which we obtain evidence from the state about your case.  We will absolutely let you see what we receive and engage you in the process of working through the evidence.

What happens at arraignment?

Arraignment is the time when we enter a plea to the charges.  If we enter a not guilty plea, then we will also typically file discovery motions, and the case will be scheduled for another date, either for motions or for a trial calendar.