A detention hearing is an extremely important stage of a criminal case. At a detention hearing the court will decide if the person charged with a crime will be released from jail pending resolution. A defendant is entitled to have an attorney present at the detention hearing and fight for their right to remain free pending the outcome of the case.
A substance abuse evaluation may assist you with your case. According to state and federal estimates, up to 70% of all persons charged with a criminal offense are impaired with drugs. As such, some defendants may qualify for programs established through the court instead of going to jail. An experienced attorney can help navigate this process.
Evaluating a plea bargain vs. trial. In a plea agreement, the prosecutor may offer the defendant an arrangement with a reduced term of incarceration or probation in exchange for a guilty plea. However, evaluating a plea agreement vs. the potential outcome of a trial requires the expertise of an experience criminal trial attorney
Whether you're with us or representing yourself, there's a lot to learn and consider when you're facing court. New Jersey Courts provide a wealth of information at no cost..
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