Attorneys Christopher and Susan Maruca care about protecting your rights. In order for us to best represent you, we will work diligently to gather all the needed facts.
We will listen to the details and initiate a thorough investigation of your charges. Then, we will conduct further research to establish defenses and to zealously advocate them. Lastly, our attorneys will consult with witnesses and experts, when needed.If your loved one has been arrested, we are here to connect you with a reliable bail bonds agent.
Investigation and Arrest – Police investigate and collect evidence from a scene. Police will then take that evidence to a judge to receive an arrest warrant. The arrest will now be made, charges will be recorded and the person will be taken into custody.
Arraignment – After an arrest the person must be brought before a judge as quickly as possible. The judge will then read the defendant their rights and explain their charges. The defendant, in most cases, will enter a plea at this time of either guilty; not guilty; or no contest.
Preliminary Hearing/ Grand Jury – They will determine if there is enough evidence to conduct a formal charge.
Plea Bargaining – This is an opportunity for the prosecutor, defense lawyer and police to create an agreement that results in the defendant pleading guilty to fewer crimes and/or lesser crimes.
Trial (If the Plea is “Not Guilty")- The prosecution and defense will present their case in front of a jury.
Verdict – The jury will decide if the defendant is guilty beyond all reasonable doubt.
Sentencing – If not guilty, they will be released immediately. If guilty, a sentence will be assigned by the judge.