Criminal Process, Part III: After the First Mention/Pleading Guilty

This is the 3rd of this 6-part series on the criminal process. Here, we will look at what happens after an accused has been charged.   Engaging a lawyer In almost every case, it would be beneficial to engage a lawyer to assist the accused with his/her case. Of course, there may be some cases […]

Criminal Process, Part II: Formal Bringing of Charges

This 2nd part of the criminal process looks at what happens during/after the investigations and the police decide that they are going to recommend that the accused be charged. Receive formal charge at the police station At any time during the investigation, or once investigations are complete, the police may decide to charge an individual. This […]