Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 7 of 17 | Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples Arraignment  The Arraignment hearing is where a plea is given: not-guilty, guilty, or no contest. More often than not your attorney submits your not-guilty plea in writing. Even if you do not plan to fight the charge, a not-guilty plea gives your…

Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 6 of 17 | Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples First Appearance – Advisory  If you do not get bailed out during your first day of being in jail, a judge will review your bond within 24 hours of your arrest. The hearing is called an Advisory or a First Appearance. During the Advisory…

Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 5 of 17 | Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples Booking  After an arrest, the police will take you to a central booking building, usually at the site of the county jail. They will take a booking photo, inventory your possessions, and process you into the facility. Some people get in even…

Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 4 of 17 | Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples Arrest or Notices to Appear  A criminal case can begin in several different ways. The most common ways are an arrest by a police officer, or a Notice to Appear. An arrest may occur if a police officer witnesses a crime or…

Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 3 of 17 | Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples Criminal Charges If you are facing criminal charges, the sequence of events follows a similar pattern in every Florida County. It is always a good idea to educate yourself on the process so you can make intelligent decisions about your situation….

Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 2 of 17| Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples Definitions ARRAIGNMENT: Arraignment is where formal charges are filed against you by the State Attorney’s Office. CASE MANAGEMENT (Felony): At Case Management the Judge make sure that the case keeps moving by inquiring whether we received documents such as Discovery, Score Sheet…

Understanding the Criminal Law Process Part 1 of 17 | Criminal Law Attorney Fort Myers/Naples For more information please contact us to schedule your free consultation. We strive to provide the best client service possible in a warm and welcoming environment. To that end, we place a high priority on detail, value, service, and communication, beginning with the…

What You Should Do If You Are Arrested Part 2 of 2 | Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Myers/Naples WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: You will most likely be transported to a local precinct or holding facility; You will be processed (including ‘mug shots’ & ‘finger prints’); You may be given an ‘Appearance Ticket’ and directed to appear…

What You Should Do If You Are Arrested Part 1 of 2 | Criminal Defense Attorney Fort Myers/Naples IF YOU ARE ARRESTED: Stay Calm; Do not resist or try to run away (this may lead to further charges against you); Be as polite as possible, do not interfere or obstruct the Officers from doing their jobs…

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