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An Overview of the Criminal Process

3 years ago by Brian
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The criminal process in the State of Minnesota can be difficult to decipher and navigate on your own. If you have been charged with a criminal offense, it is important that you retain experienced Woodbury, MN criminal defense attorneys at JS Defense, PA to represent you as soon as possible.

Whenever an individual is charged with and/or arrested for a criminal offense in the State of Minnesota, he or she becomes involved in the Minnesota state criminal court system. The process itself is complex, and arrestees are often unsure of what to do and where they should turn. This process is not pro-defendant, and anyone arrested needs a legal defense professional protecting their rights from the beginning to the end of the process.

If you or someone you love has been arrested on a criminal charge in Minnesota, it is important that you promptly seek out legal counsel to represent you in your case as quickly as possible. Generally speaking, the earlier that an attorney gets involved in your case, the better off you will be. The experienced Woodbury, MN criminal defense attorneys at JS Defense, PA., will be able to safeguard your legal rights while your criminal case is pending and will zealously advocate for your legal interests.

Please talk with us today to find out more about how we could assist with defending you against your pending Minnesota criminal charge. 

How the Minnesota Criminal Process Works

One of the cornerstones of American democracy is the right to legal counsel when facing one or more criminal charges. That right is certainly applicable to criminal charges that arise in Minnesota. If you have been arrested for a crime, an experienced criminal defense attorney can be with you throughout the entire criminal process, including at the following:

  1. Initial arrest or written notice to appear at a court proceeding
  2. Initial court appearance
  3. Omnibus Hearing
  4. Bench or jury trial in criminal court (where the accused individual can testify and each of the parties can introduce evidence in support of their version of facts and events in the case)
  5. Sentencing hearings that take place once a person is found guilty or convicted of the underlying criminal charge(s)

In addition to representing you at these various proceedings, your lawyer might be able to negotiate a favorable plea deal with the prosecuting attorney in your case. A plea deal typically involves pleading guilty to one charge in exchange for some concession by the prosecutor, such as a charge reduction or a lighter proposed penalty (e.g., probation instead of incarceration).

When you choose JS Defense, PA., to represent you throughout your criminal matter, you can rest assured that our legal team will fight for your rights and ensure that they remain protected throughout your case. 

Contact an Experienced Woodbury, MN Criminal Defense Attorney Today

The skilled team of attorneys at JS Defense, PA., is ready to assist you with every aspect of the criminal court process. Call now at 651-968-9652 or contact us online for more information.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by attorney Justin M. Schiks who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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