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A Basic Overview of a Criminal Trail

Last updated 4 years ago

The criminal justice process can seem highly convoluted. This video outlines the basics of a criminal trial. First, the prosecutor and defense attorney will decide whether to hold a jury or bench trial. Many minor offenses, such as speeding ticket violations, do not entitle the defendant to a trial by jury in order to speed up the justice process.

Once the trial begins, both sides will offer opening statements that describe their version of events. Next, the parties will call witnesses and introduce evidence. Finally, the attorneys on either side will once again give argumentative summaries in the form of closing arguments.

Weeks or even months can fall between a criminal arraignment and trial. A judge often sets the bail at a fairly high amount, but bail bond companies can offer loans to pay this amount for a small amount of money down. The skilled lending team at 24 Seven Bail Bonds has been working with New Jersey residents for years. Call (732) 418-2245 today to find out if we can help you with your case. 

 

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