Offense Investigation: Once an allegation has been made that a law has been broken, the police are contacted, and an investigation is performed. It is at this stage that an initial assessment is made whether a factual basis exists supporting the allegation that a crime has occurred. Arrest: Once it is established that probable cause [...]
A dismissal happens when the prosecutor decides to drop the charges against you. This will usually happen when the prosecutor does not think there is enough evidence against you to put on a strong case. An expungement is when you get any charges erased from your criminal record. This means that any employer or even [...]
In some instances, your case might go to trial. However, at The Law Office of Purav Bhatt, my job is to convince the prosecution that your case is not worth prosecuting or persuade the prosecution that your charges were not filed on legal grounds, which may even get your case dismissed. If your case goes [...]
An arraignment is the process of the court telling you what you are officially charged with. The arraignment happens after the police have arrested you and have filed a criminal complaint against you.
Yes, regardless of how you plan to plea to charges, you want to seek advice from a criminal defense lawyer who can assess your options. Having a lawyer present will provide you with more possible solutions such as being released on bail and having smoother communication with the prosecutors.