Criminal Law and the strategies that criminal lawyers use when defending their client are based on the specifics of each individual case. The decisions about how to proceed are made early on, with one of the first being whether a person charged with a crime should waive their right to a preliminary hearing. A preliminary hearing is a sort of mini-trial, at which the judge in the case will hear evidence and decide whether there are enough facts supporting the charges to move forward. There are certain circumstances under which skipping that step makes sense. Here are just a few:
Waiving the right to a preliminary hearing is a big decision that should not be made lightly or without the guidance of an experienced criminal law professional. The preliminary hearing is one of your best opportunities for learning what the prosecutor knows and how strong their case against you is. To speak to an attorney with years of successful criminal law experience, contact the law firm of Baer Romain today to set up an appointment.