Understanding the Criminal Case Process
The justice system is notorious for being complex and confusing. We at
Imhoff & Associates, PC have well-versed knowledge regarding the justice
system at the state and federal level. After all, we have attorneys in
48 states throughout the nation. If you are dealing with a criminal matter,
we can help you understand the criminal case process and what you can expect.
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What Happens After the Arrest? Our Criminal Defense Attorneys Explain.
The moments following an arrest are some of the most frightening and stressful
periods imaginable for accused individuals. Our criminal defense lawyers
act quickly to help our clients make strategic moves. Knowing the steps
in the criminal case process allows our clients to prepare for the road ahead.
For misdemeanor offenses, an arrest is followed by:
- Arraignment - This is when bail is set and the charges are made
- Pre-trial conferences - This is when plea negotiations can be entered
- Trial - The trial can be done with a jury or with a judge
- Sentencing - This is when the judge issues a final verdict