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California Criminal Court Process

CALIFORNIA CRIMINAL COURT PROCESS 

Orange County Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you have been arrested, it is crucial that you learn what to expect during the process of your defense so that you can understand your rights and know how to achieve the best possible result. You are legally presumed innocent until proven guilty, but unless you take effective action now by retaining an Orange County criminal defense lawyer to represent your case, it is highly likely that you will be convicted.

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WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER AN ORANGE COUNTY ARREST

Arraignment: Your first court appearance after an arrest is referred to as the "arraignment." At the arraignment, which may or may not occur while you are in custody, the judge will read you the formal charges, and will ask you whether you choose to plead guilty or not guilty. Having legal representation present at this stage of the process can make a significant difference in the amount set for bail, as your attorney can argue for a lower figure by demonstrating to the judge that you are not likely to attempt to flee the area before your next appearance.

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LET US FIGHT TO DEFEND YOUR RIGHTS

If the case does go to trial, an attorney from our firm will fight aggressively to defend your rights and help you avoid a negative outcome. We can produce evidence and witnesses to testify in your favor, as well as cross-examining the prosecution's witnesses to expose weaknesses in the case. You cannot be convicted unless the case against you is proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Even if you are found guilty, your lawyer can argue in favor of a lighter sentence which may include probation and alternative sentencing options.

We may also be able to assist you with the process of petitioning for a pardon/expungement. Ideally, you will either be acquitted or cleared of the charges at the conclusion of your case and be free to move on in life without the burden of a criminal record.

Consult with a criminal defense attorney from our team in Fullerton as early as possible after your arrest for experienced legal guidance throughout the criminal process.

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    CHILD MOLESTATION

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    PROBATION VIOLATION

    PC 1203.2 Committing a new crime or violating any term or condition of probation.

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    ATTEMPTED MURDER OF POLICE OFFICER

    Los Angeles Arrest Pre-filing representation on Attempted murder of police officer, assault with a deadly weapon upon a police officer.

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    CONTEMPT OF COURT ORDER

    Contempt of court order by a gang member.

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    CHILD SEX ABUSE CASE

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