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Criminal Defense Frequently Asked Questions

A: At a detention hearing the Assistant U.S. Attorney is asking for your detention. Depending upon the facts of your case, you can be released on a signature bond, property bond or cash bond.
A: If you have been placed on probation you have admitted guilt and have been sentenced. If you are on deferred entry of judgment you have admitted guilt but your sentencing has been deferred. If you are on a deferred entry of judgment and follow the court's directions your case could ultimately be dismissed.
A: In California, several counties offer diversion programs for certain criminal offenses as an alternative to criminal prosecution. Diversion programs include education and treatment as an alternative to incarceration. Completion of a diversion program can result in dismissal of criminal charges without a conviction.
A: As every case is different it is important you consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss the legal fees specific to your case.
A: You have a right to an attorney in a criminal case. An experienced criminal defense attorney can give you the best chance of having your charges reduced or dismissed.
A: Law enforcement is not required to read you your rights at the time of your arrest unless they want to question you.
A: You do not have to talk to the police and you should not speak with them without first consulting with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
A: If bail has not been set, you may have to appear before a judge to recall the warrant and have the judge either set bail or release you on your own recognizance.
A: You may contact a bail bondsman determine both whether there is an outstanding arrest warrant and to post bail. Before posting bail you should consult with a criminal defense attorney to discuss the nature of the charges and any possible defenses
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