If you’ve been arrested or are under investigation for a crime, the attorney you select to advise and defend you can make a huge impact on your case – and subsequently your life. At Pengilly Law Firm, our experienced criminal defense attorneys have handled all types of criminal prosecution, from misdemeanors to large-scale felony cases.
What happens in a criminal defense case?
At Pengilly Law Firm, we represent our clients throughout each stage of a criminal case. These stages include:
- Arraignment, bail setting, defendant identification, filing of charges
- Pre-trial action, including plea negotiation, witness, issue and strength/weakness identification
- Preliminary hearings
- Trial with judge or jury
- Sentencing if convicted
- Appeals to change the court’s decision
What are my options for defense?
The repercussions of your accused actions will vary depending on the crime with which you’ve been charged. For example, a misdemeanor might be punishable by up to one year in a county jail, while a felony conviction could result in months or years in a state or federal prison. Depending on the type of crime for which you’re accused, your case may be heard in either a municipal court or a state court.
As your criminal defense team, the attorneys at Pengilly Law Firm have a firm knowledge of the your rights, enabling them to ensure that your rights are completely protected. In preparing for your trial, your attorneys will work with you to determine the best possible strategy for your case.
If you have been charged with a crime, contact Pengilly Law Firm immediately. Our experienced attorneys will help you navigate your case to ensure the best possible resolution.