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The Law Office of Hammad S. Matin, P.A. The Charles County Criminal Defense Firm
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The Criminal Trial Procedure

When you retain the services of a criminal lawyer in La Plata, he or she will explain what you can expect from the upcoming legal proceedings. For example, your criminal lawyer will represent you at a hearing, during which the judge may decide to set bail. If so, you may be released while awaiting trial. Then, your criminal lawyer will thoroughly review the physical evidence and witness statements, and develop strategies for your defense.

You can hear more about the criminal trial procedure and the role of your attorney at law by watching this brief video. You’ll learn about the basic format of a trial, which includes opening statements, witness testimony, and closing arguments, followed by deliberations of the judge or jury to determine the verdict.

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