How much time you will face depends on the charges that were noted in the formal complaint the officer submitted to the court.
Please look at the chart below for reference.
Do not talk to the police under any circumstances without an Attorney
The “Presumptive” sentence is most commonly regarded to be the most reliable indicator as to the time our client is facing if convicted.
Mitigating Factors: Any fact or circumstance that lessens the severity or culpability of a criminal act.
Minimum: A minimum sentence represents the minimum punishment or the minimum time a convicted person must spend in prison before becoming eligible for parole or release.
Aggravating Factors: The factors that increase the severity or culpability of a criminal act.
Maximum: A maximum sentence represents the outer limit of a punishment, beyond which a convicted person may not be held in custody.
2. A SHORT GUIDE TO CRIMINAL DEFENSE STRATEGY
1. Do not Talk to the police under any circumstances
2. Do not Talk to the victims under any circumstances
3. Do not consent to Field Sobriety Tests or Searches
4. Do not sign anything without talking to your attorney first
5. Be careful what you tell people over phone, email or text
Displayed below is a chart depicting the next stages of your case. It is important to understand that no two cases are ever the same. A Good Criminal Defense Attorney should be able to look at this chart and give you estimates, not guarantees as to how long each stage will take and the best strategy moving forward. When you speak to a Criminal Defense Lawyer about your case, it would be good to ask about all the stages of your case early on before court so that you know what to expect. Whether you have a DUI, Theft, Burglary, Assault, Shoplifting, Firearm, or other charge, rest assured, your best option is to remain silent, speak to a qualified criminal defense attorney and act fast. The earlier we can intervene on your behalf, the better the outcome for you.