How Often Should I Expect To Meet With My Attorney After An Arrest?
How often you will meet with your attorney will depend on you, your attorney and the jurisdiction in which you were charged.
Is It Advisable To Hire An Attorney Prior To An Arrest?
My unequivocal advice to people is to hire an attorney as soon as possible. There are so many traps that can really put you in a much worse position than you otherwise would have been.
Is it Possible to Perform an Aggressive Pre-Charge Investigation? If so, What Does That Entail?
An aggressive pre-charge investigation will depend on how soon you know that there is a law enforcement investigation underway.
Are There Any Laws That Address Drug Paraphernalia?
The federal criminal code does not criminalize possession of drug paraphernalia. However, possession of drug paraphernalia can and has been seen as circumstantial evidence of a defendant’s intent in a drug conspiracy case.
How Does The Process Of Bail Work In Missouri?
In federal court, the Bail Reform Act says that all offenses (with the exception of capital cases i.e., capital murder and death penalty cases) are presumed to be bondable
Will I Be Arraigned Before I Am Released from Jail?
You will most likely be arraigned before you are released from jail. An arraignment is basically the first formal appearance in the court to make sure that you understand
How Long Does A Drug Related Case Typically Take To Get Resolved?
It depends on the jurisdiction. Federal cases are typically resolved in less than a year unless the case goes to trial or has complex pre-trial discovery or suppression issues.
Do Most Criminal Cases Go To Trial Or Do They Plead Out?
At least 95% of cases end up pleading because it’s a certain outcome and, frankly, it’s less expensive and time-consuming.