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Criminal Trials

A criminal trial can be daunting. However, knowing the process by which your trial will play out may relieve some of your stress and anxiety. The procedure is complicated, but the choice to go to trial – as opposed to other options such as a plea bargain – may be advisable in some cases.

If you have been accused of a crime, you may be facing harsh punishments and long-term consequences. Contact a San Jose criminal defense lawyer at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. today by calling (408) 296-4100 as soon as possible. We can help you learn more about your rights in a free consultation.

Criminal Defense Trial Procedure

A trial will be necessary if an agreement between the prosecution and defense cannot be reached. The case will then go to court. In most criminal cases, the general process of a trial will be fairly similar. It will include the following timeline:

  • Choosing judge and jury
  • Confirming validity of evidence
  • Opening statements
  • Prosecution case
  • Prosecution witnesses
  • Defense cross-examination
  • Prosecution rests
  • Defense case
  • Defense witnesses
  • Prosecution cross-examination
  • Prosecution rebuttal
  • Prosecution closing arguments
  • Defense closing arguments
  • Prosecution rebuttal
  • Jury instructions and deliberation
  • Post-trial motions
  • Sentencing

This process can last a long time and may cause emotional stress for the defendant. An attorney can fight to make sure you do not receive a sentence you do not deserve.

Contact Us

An experienced and compassionate San Jose criminal defense attorney at the Law Office of Daniel Jensen, P.C. can provide the legal representation you deserve. Contact us today at (408) 296-4100 for more information.

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