“I was wrongly convicted of murder. I spent nearly 17 years in prison fighting my case. When I finally won a new trial, I chose Greg Robey to be a part of my defense team. He found an FBI agent who had worked on the case in the 1980s, along with critical pieces of evidence that we thought were long lost. After a long and very hard-fought trial, I was found Not Guilty of all charges. I owe my freedom to Greg Robey and my defense team.” -R.R., Ravenna, Ohio
Maybe you have just been arrested for a DUI or OVI. Or perhaps police have taken you into custody following a rigorous white-collar crime investigation. Either way, you may feel nervous, intimidated and uneasy. You may be unaware of the charges against you or what consequences lurk around the next corner. Having even a basic understanding of the criminal justice system, however, can help allay your fears. An attorney can explain the following basic steps involved in a criminal defense case:
Remember that every criminal defense case is different. After assessing your case, your lawyer may determine that accepting a plea bargain is your best option. Alternatively, he or she may determine that you can win at trial. If you anticipate your case going to trial, you absolutely must engage an experienced and competent defense attorney.