CRIMINAL AND TRAFFIC
Any interaction with a law enforcement officer can be stressful, but when the end result is an arrest and a criminal charge, the stakes are high. The judicial system has many types of charges from violations of the municipal code to misdemeanors and felonies for violating the state’s penal code.
Navigating the different levels of criminal courts
- If you have been charged with a traffic offense, from reckless driving to driving under the influence, these cases can be heard in the Municipal Court. This type of court deals with more local matters. Usually, there is no jury to decide a criminal matter in this court. However, if you need to appeal a municipal court ruling, you can move to a higher state level court.
- State level courts are usually reserved for misdemeanors and felonies that are violations of state law. They can be simply defined as your trial level courts. Probable cause hearings, pre-trial hearings, jury trials, and sentencing will all be held in a state level court.
ALL PRACTICE AREAS
How can Dubail Judge help me with Criminal and Traffic Charges?
Criminal defense attorneys are experts at navigating the tiers of the court system. Our attorneys offer consultations and can explain the possible trajectory of your criminal charge. Not only will our attorneys fight for you in court, but if there are options under a plea agreement, then we can negotiate a settlement with the prosecuting attorney.
Having an advocate on your side when you have been charged with a crime is absolutely paramount. Please contact us today to review your case.
What do I do after an arrest?
Law enforcement officers must have probable cause to arrest you for a criminal offense. It is critical for your defense attorney to know all of the details surrounding the arrest no matter the type of offense with which you are being charged. The first step in any criminal matter is arguing that the police lacked probable cause to arrest you.
Being arrested, processed, fingerprinted, and forced to spend time in a county jail can be a horribly traumatic experience. After an arrest, you will likely have an initial hearing, at which time you should be seeking the advice of an attorney.
How can a criminal defense lawyer help me ?
Criminal defense lawyers have the experience to successfully resolve cases involving criminal offenses. The experienced defense attorneys at Dubail Judge will leverage our legal knowledge and experience to protect your rights. From drafting motions to reviewing evidence or even accompanying you to trial, from the moment of your arrest, our attorneys can help you decide what your next best step should be.