Criminal charges are customarily brought by a criminal summons or warrant that is authorized by a judicial officer. In the case of an arrest warrant, the next most important procedure following the arrest is the establishment of pre-trial release conditions, otherwise known as setting bond. A trial or hearing date is set in the appropriate court depending on the nature and seriousness of the charge(s). Mandatory and discretionary motions are filed early in the trial process to determine important points of law and to secure rulings on evidence. The case proceeds either to a negotiated plea or a trial, which will be before either a judge or a jury. In the case of a conviction, the judge will then consider all of the information, which is relevant in determining the appropriate sentence. Effective representation at every stage is critical to ensure that the accused fully understands his rights and receives all the protections available under the law. Representation is advisable any time the authorities are conducting an investigation, even if charges have not yet have been filed.




White Collar Crimes

Juvenile Offenses

Traffic Offenses


Motor Vehicle Accident Hearings