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Being charged with a crime and facing the Queen’s sentencing process can be an incredibly stressful and confusing time. This article provides an overview of what to expect at each stage of the process so you can prepare yourself and understand your rights.
If the police believe you have committed a crime, they have the power to arrest you. At the police station, they will likely take your fingerprints, photograph you, and seize any personal items you have with you. You may also be placed in a holding cell temporarily.
After arrest, the police formally charge you. The charges outline the specific crimes they believe you committed. At this point, you will usually be given police bail, allowing your release until your first court appearance. However, for serious crimes, you may be held in custody.
Your first appearance is your first opportunity to enter a plea before the court. At this hearing:
It’s highly recommended you have a criminal defense lawyer present to advise you at this stage.
If police bail was denied or is unsuitable, your lawyer can make a bail application to the court. They will argue why you should be granted bail under your circumstances.
Bail conditions may include:
Breaching any of the bail conditions can lead to arrest and custody.
At any point, you can enter one of three pleas:
Your defense lawyer will advise which plea is best aligned with your legal rights and defense case.
If pleading not guilty, your case will be set down for a defended hearing or trial. This is your opportunity to argue innocence before a magistrate or judge.
Your lawyer will thoroughly prepare your defense case by:
If the defenses raised are unsuccessful, you can change your plea to guilty prior to a final verdict. This may qualify you for a sentencing discount.
If found or pleading guilty, your lawyer will make sentencing submissions arguing why you deserve leniency. This may involve submitting:
These aim to demonstrate your otherwise good character and why imprisonment may be excessive punishment.
Based on your charges and submissions made in court, the magistrate or judge decides your penalty. Common sentences include:
Your lawyer will advise on the likely sentence range you face under law. They can argue why one penalty should be preferred over others.
If you believe the court process or sentencing was unfair or faulty, you can lodge an appeal with a higher court. Your lawyer will identify possible appeal grounds like:
Appeals must be filed within strict deadlines so prompt legal advice is essential.
Going through the criminal justice system can be incredibly daunting. Having an experienced Queens criminal defense lawyer to advise you at every stage is strongly recommended. They understand the complex processes involved and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and achieve the best possible case outcome under the circumstances.
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