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Criminal Law FAQ's

It is important to remember that being charged with a crime is not being convicted of a crime. Too many people feel overwhelmed once they have been charged with a crime and never take advantage of their rights and protections granted to them under the constitution. The criminal justice system has many safeguards built in to protect you and provide you with opportunities to exonerate yourself. Take advantage of the safeguards provided to you and call us today. Some charges like DUI require you to act immediately or have your license automatically suspended.

A felony is considered a serious crime and can warrant jail time of a year or more.

Misdemeanors are considered lesser offenses and usually only warrant jail time of a year or less. However it is important to remember that many crimes can be charged as either a felony or misdemeanor depending on the prosecutor’s assessment of the event . Usually a prosecutor will look to the circumstances surrounding the alleged crime, the severity of the act(s) committed and the previous record of the accused to make a determination on which charge to pursue.

A infraction, is an offense which does not warrant any jail time and can only be punished only by a fine.

There are slight differences in the process depending on if you are charged with a felony or misdemeanor.

The first court date is called an arraignment. On this date the state must inform you of the charges against you. On this date you will simply be required to then enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If you plead not guilty you will be scheduled for a preliminary hearing if you are charged with a felony.

The preliminary hearing is a simple court proceeding where the District Attorney's Office must show a sufficient amount of evidence to convince the judge that there is reasonable cause to believe a crime has been committed and that you are the person who committed the crime. During this hearing the judge can hear from the prosecutors witnesses and assess what charges are valid and which should be dropped. After the hearing the case will be moved to a trial court.

At trial court you will be arraigned again on the remaining charges. On this date the court will also provide you with a trial date. Normally you are entitled to a trial within 60 days, however felony cases sometimes will require more time to properly prepare a defense to the charges presented by the state.

During your trial the prosecution must prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a very high standard which your counsel should make every juror aware of. All 12 jurors must be in agreement in order to convict you. Likewise they must all be in agreement to acquit you of the charges against you. If the jury cannot agree, which they have every right to do, a "mistrial" will be declared. At this point your case may be tried again in front of a new jury or it may be dismissed. In many cases a new settlement agreement will be offered by the District Attorney which often leads to the resolution of the matter.

The first court date is called an arraignment. On this date the state must inform you of the charges against you. On this date you will simply be required to then enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. If you are charged with a misdemeanor you will be scheduled for a pre-trial conference.

The Pre-trial hearing gives the court and the attorneys in the case an opportunity to resolve discovery issues and possibly have the judge hear and rule on motions to help resolve the case. After which the case will be set for trial.

During your trial the prosecution must prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. This is a very high standard which your counsel should make every juror aware of. All 12 jurors must be in agreement in order to convict you. Likewise they must all be in agreement to acquit you of the charges against you. If the jury cannot agree, which they have every right to do, a "mistrial" will be declared. At this point your case may be tried again in front of a new jury or it may be dismissed. In many cases a new settlement agreement will be offered by the District Attorney which often leads to the resolution of the matter.

Civil Law FAQ's

You can find out whether or not you have a viable personal injury claim by having a consultation with our office.

Generally speaking every Tort case a plaintiff has to prove 4 elements (DUTY- BREACH- CAUSATION- DAMAGES) In other words you need to show a judge or jury that whoever injured you had a duty of care (example: to follow traffic laws and drive safe), the person breached that duty ( example: by driving in a reckless manner), and because of their reckless driving caused an accident (example: they drove into your lane and hit your vehicle) and because of the accident you have suffered damages ( example: property damage to your vehicle, injuries to your person and possibly emotional distress).

Even if you have a valid claim an investigation will have to be mounted to determine whether or not you would be able to collect on your claim.

If the other party does not have insurance, money or personal assets to compensate you, then it may be that you have a valid claim but will be unable to collect for it.

An insurance companies’ method of operation is to take in as many premiums as possible while paying out on the smallest amount of claims possible. They have become large sophisticated organizations who lobby the government to make coverage mandatory yet employ fleets of attorneys to avoid paying out or to minimizing the amount they have to pay on claims.

Insurance representatives are usually trained to minimize or outright deny your claim. Insurance representatives will often try to get you to make admissions that will be damaging to your claim even if they are “your company”. Just because a representative appears to be friendly and working for you doesn’t mean they actually are.

We can negotiate on your behalf to better ensure your claim is not compromised.

Yes! We are a General Litigation firm. Our firm helps individuals and corporations in contract disputes related to real estate, lemon law, business matters, and works closely with outside counsel on some family law matters.

Our Mission

We are passionate about providing quality services, customized to each client’s individual needs.

Armendariz Law Firm is dedicated to calculated and aggressive advocacy. We are on a mission to become the highest skilled, educated, and respected firm in our areas of practice. Our Firm is obsessed with becoming the best because we know our clients need the best. Whether you have been charged with a crime or injured by others negligence the system is stacked against you. A great source of State revenue comes from fines and fees acquired by pressuring citizens to plead guilty to false or trumped up charges. Corporations and Insurance carriers also protect their bottom line by not paying out on claims that they rightfully should. We provide clients from all walks of life the ability to beat the odds and receive the justice they deserve.

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