Once you are arrested and charged with a crime it can seem like everything is moving really fast. The legal process that you are about to undergo can be extremely intimidating especially because it is difficult to understand what is going to happen. Most people are not well informed about the steps involved in the legal process and how the whole process moves from start to completion.
This is where pretrial services and sentencing information can come in handy. NLPA offers a wide variety of services for those who are about to embark on the path toward proving their innocence. They will help keep you informed with everything that you need to know about your case and the legal process that is about to occur. You can also get their help with legal documents.
After an arrest, there are many legal events that happen prior to you ever appearing in court to plead guilty or not guilty. There are several initial hearings including a hearing to set bail so that you can return to your life during court proceedings. There are even more legal steps that happen early on that will affect how the trial eventually goes and how prosecution will proceed.
Early in the process, it is probably a good idea to seek out US pretrial services so that you can obtain the best defense even in these early stages. Your attorney will be able to use this extra information to help attempt to get you released on bail and to help prepare for pretrial motions. This early assistance can help your attorney later on by setting up the way information is gathered for your case.
If you have been charged with a crime and are awaiting trial, you may feel like you don’t have the information that you want prior to going to court. You likely don’t have any experience with a real courtroom beyond watching TV shows about it. These shows have many inaccuracies and simply do adequately show what goes on before and after a case is in session.
It might be a good idea to select some pretrial services that will provide you and your family with the information that you will need as your case develops. These services can get you more information about your case and what your defense and prosecution are doing in court. Having these services will ensure that you go into court as an informed individual.
After a One Hour Deliberation – Not Guilty Verdict: The Need for Proper Selection of Jury – Pretrial Services
Any defendant, defense lawyer or a family member who has been involved in the criminal system understands how important it is to have an impartial and objective jury selected for the trial. The recent case of Torrence Hatch aka rapper, Lil’ Boosie who was charged with first degree murder in the State of Louisiana, East Baton Rouge Parish (Case No. 06-10-0603, 06-10-0605, 06-10-0607, 07-11-0383), is a perfect example of how important this aspect of criminal defense is. The acquittals of O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson are perfect illustration of how critical it is for a defendant to have an impartial jury of his peers.
NLPA was hired by Mr. Hatch’s mother to assist his attorney, Martin E. Regan, Jr., Esq., with pretrial services. In addition to reviewing ten DVD’s of witnesses’ statements, NLPA also provided a jury questionnaire and voir dire questions to be used by counsel in selecting the best possible jurors from the jury pool to ensure that Lil’ Boosie would receive a fair trial. This strategy was successful in helping Lil’ Boosie have a jury of his peers who were impartial and willing to give him a fair hearing. As a result, the jury was able to see through the government’s efforts to incriminate Mr. Hatch with their unfounded allegations and on Friday, May 11, 2012 after six days of testimony and one hour of deliberations, Torrence Hatch aka Lil’ Boosie was found not guilty!
If you or a client are in need of help with jury selection and/or criminal pretrial services, and want to receive a fair trial contact NLPA!