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CRIMINAL DEFENSE

You only get one chance to hear “Not Guilty”.

If you or someone you know have been accused of a crime, it is important that you KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Our firm handles all misdemeanors and felonies. Contact us today for a FREE CONSULTATION 1-877-LA-LAW-10.

 

You don’t pay us to just plea you out. You pay us to fight for you! We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Case Process

Pre-Trial Phases [1-4]

Phase 1 - Arraignment

  • Your First Court Appearance
  • Enter a Not Guilty Plea
  • Demand Discovery
  • Set Bail Review
  • Set FDC and Prelim Dates
  • Serve Prosecution Motions
  • Request all Discovery
  • Get Discovery ASAP
  • Set Dates Strategically

Phase 2 - Bail Review

  • Motion to Reduce Bail
  • Bring Witnesses/Docs
  • O.R. Release/Post Bail
  • Pick Next Court Date
  • Arguments
    • You’re not a flight risk
    • You’re not a danger
    • You have ties to the community

Phase 3 - Felony Disposition Conference

  • 1st Settlement Conference
  • Discuss Settlement
  • Be Ready to Deal
  • Know Your Judge
  • Know Your Prosecutor
  • Prepared Strategy with your Lawyer for EDP
  • Review Discovery Issues
  • File Motions
  • Set Preliminary Hearing
  • Cross Examine Witnesses
  • Continue Prelim If You are not prepared

Phase 4 - Preliminary Hearing

  • D.A. Puts on Evidence
  • DA puts on witnesses to establish a stong case
  • Good Place to show Witness as Wrong or Lying
  • Defense Attacks Charges
  • Argue Motions

Trial Phases [5-8]

Phase 5 - Arraignment in Trial Court

  • 2 Weeks After Pre-Lim
  • Readiness conference and set trial dates strategically
  • Negotiate Case with DA
  • File Any Motions
  • Set Pre-Trial Dates
  • Pick a Future Trial Date Strategically
  • Get ready for Plea Bargain at RC
  • Prepare for Trial

Phase. 6 - Readiness Conference

  • Settlement Opportunity
  • Last Chance for Serious Negotiations
  • Discuss Witness/Trial
  • Set Motion Hearing Dates
  • Prepare for Trial
  • May have 2 or 3 Readiness
  • Conferences before you settle
  • Time is Running Out!

Phase 7 - Motions

  • Hearing on the Motion Filed
  • Argue Motions Filed
  • Review Trial Strategy
  • Subpoena Witnesses
  • Prepare for Trial
  • 995 Motion (Challenge Evidence)
  • Discovery Motions

Phase 8 - Trial

  • Jury/Bench Trial
  • Pick Jurors
  • Go to Battle
  • Unanimous Verdict or Hung Jury
  • Don’t Waive Jury without Serious Discussion
  • Make sure your lawyer is Totally Prepared
  • NOT GUILTY!