Criminal Defense Process

Watch this educational video to learn how the criminal defense process works in the state of Connecticut. If you have any questions, contact my office today.

Question:

How does the criminal defense process work in Connecticut?

Answer:

Criminal Defense ProcessOur firm is often asked how the criminal process works in Connecticut. First, if you’re charged with a crime but were not caught in the act, an officer will have to conduct an investigation, determine if probable cause exists to charge you with a crime and then submit that to the court for the prosecutor and the judge to review and sign. At that point, there would be an arrest warrant issued for you, and it would be a matter of time before the police would come and pick you up.

If, however, police show up at a crime scene and the defendant is still there, the police will make an on the spot arrest if they believe a crime has been committed. In either of those scenarios, the next step is for you to be arraigned.

This means going in front of a judge. Generally, you will plead not guilty. The process involving the court will then begin. It can take from anywhere from a few months up to a year or longer, depending on the seriousness of the case. If you have any of this going on and you want to speak to an experienced criminal defense lawyer in the state of Connecticut, give us a call.


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Out of Town Legal Resources

I represent those accused of a crime in Connecticut, but I’m constantly looking for attorneys and online resources that can help people across the country. I found these criminal defense attorneys in Texas that provide a lot of great online educational legal guides and videos. If you have been accused of a crime in Texas and have questions about your criminal defense options, look at this law firm in San Antonio, TX.