Trials and Tribulations

Blog, Criminal Law
In the legal world, the trial portion of procedure is looked upon as the final frontier. It is the culmination of pleadings, negotiations, conferences, etc. If a case goes to trial, it basically means that the parties could not reach a settlement and therefore they are putting all of their faith and trust in the presiding judge. Going to trial, whether it be a civil or criminal matter always carries some risks. Unlike a settlement, the parties face an unknown outcome and are essentially rolling the dice, so to speak. A trial is often look at as an all or nothing type of thing. A person can walk out of the court room as happy as a clam or they can be dragged out kicking and screaming. For this very…
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