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If there is probable cause and an arrest warrant has been obtained by a judge, an officer can arrest a suspect to restrict their freedom of movement. Without a warrant, a law enforcement officer can only arrest someone if there is proof that the arrest was necessary.
The discovery process involves the defendant’s attorney and the prosecutors building a case and reviewing all the evidence on both sides. These materials can include reports made by police, statements from witnesses, photos, videos, and any other documents relevant to the case.
A large number of criminal cases are resolved without going to trial through plea bargaining, an agreement between the defendant and prosecuting. Often, the defendant will agree to plead guilty or no contest to at least one of the charges while the prosecution offers to dismiss or reduce some of the charges. Plea bargaining can take place at any point up until the trial.
Criminal and restraining order cases can be complex and confusing. Partnering with the right law firm can mean the difference between walking free and going to prison. McKendrick Law will fight relentlessly for your rights during every step of the process. Talk to our expert attorney today.
Always talk to an attorney before pleading guilty (even if you still plan to) to ensure you have explored all options and
outcomes related to your case.
While Mr. McKendrick has found he can help a majority of his clients achieve a better outcome, there are no guarantees in law because of all the factors involved. The guarantee that can be made is that we’ll do everything we can and explore every avenue to help you get your case dismissed, lesser charges, or a reduced sentence.
Our rates depend on what work is involved in handling your case. Please schedule a free consultation and we will figure out an option that works for you.
It’s always a good thing if charges are dropped against you, but the state can still pursue the case. Always get a defense attorney to help you navigate the process of getting charges dropped.
Once you know charges are being brought against you or you are arrested, contact us right away so we can protect your rights.