A criminal case usually follows the following steps:
- Alleged crime reported or detected
- Arrest warrant issued by judge
- Warrant executed (your arrest)
- Booked into jail
- Call Lobb & Pellegrini, P.C. to arrange a bond and investigate your case
- Get out of jail and comply with bond conditions
- Contact us for your first court date
- Appear in court as directed by Lobb & Pellegrini, P.C. (sometimes you do not have to appear. Call 512-215-6011 for details)
- Keep in contact with us throughout your case
- Pretrial motions (e.g., motion to suppress evidence)
- Offer negotiated with prosecutor
- Discuss the prosecutor’s offer
- If you reject the offer, the case is set for trial for a later date.
- We prepare for trial by filing more motions
- Your case is tried and we fight to prove your innocence
- Depending on the outcome, a motion for new trial or appeal is filed.
These steps, and how long each step takes, will vary depending on whether or not:
- You are charged with a misdemeanor or felony
- You are a juvenile or adult
- The type of offense (drugs, assault, theft, etc.)
Please contact Lobb & Pellegrini, P.C. to discuss the details of your case and get started defending your rights and restoring your reputation.