Monthly Archives: November 2017

Do I Withdraw My Plea or File an Appeal?

After receiving a guilty conviction, the process of protesting it varies depending on various factors. For instance, if you do not go to trial, but plead guilty or no contest, you cannot appeal your guilty conviction. Instead, you would have … Continue reading

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How Does the U.S. Constitution Protect Our Basic Rights in the Criminal Justice Process?

Every citizen of the United States enters the criminal justice system following an arrest. What is the criminal justice process exactly? It is all the procedures and obligations that take place from the time a person is suspected of committing … Continue reading

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Can I Request a New Public Defender?

Facing criminal charges is scary, so it is understandable that you would want somebody working hard to protect your rights and your freedoms. When it comes to public defense, you may not be able to get the one-on-one, full-time attention … Continue reading

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Understanding the Purpose of Arraignments in the Criminal Law Process

There are several stages to the criminal law process, including investigations, warrants, arrests, indictments, bail hearings, criminal discoveries, preliminary hearings, sentencings, appeals, and more. But when it comes to criminal court, the first step following an arrest is an arraignment. … Continue reading

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