Receiving a citation for speeding or absent-mindedly leaving your driver’s license at home is no big deal. Getting arrested – even if it’s just for a misdemeanor, or something that you didn’t even do – is a greater deal; you might have to pay bail bondsmen to release you from jail as soon as possible, put your own assets up to meet bail requirements, or even worse – remain locked away in jail until trial, going to prison or jail to serve a sentence, and then heading home is the worst of the aforementioned situations, that’s for sure.
Although getting arrested might seem like the end of the world to you, keep in mind that roughly 10.7 million Americans were arrested in 2016, according to information made public by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Let’s Talk About How Cases Move About United States Courts Of Law
After you’re arrested, you’re either held in jail, released by a judge without bail, or you post bail to be released until your trial. Thus far we’ve got the arrest and the arraignment – this is when a judge informs you of your charges and either releases you on your own recognizance or sets bail.
Making It To The Third Step – Trial – Is Relatively Rare
Most people who have been accused of crimes don’t even make it to trial. As a matter of fact, roughly 90 percent of criminal cases don’t make it to trial; furthermore, some 95 percent of civil cases don’t end up there, either.
If Trial Comes About, Expert Witnesses Can Really Help Your Case
Cases that involve significant testimony expert witnesses are more likely to not finish in hung juries. However, don’t forget that professional expert witnesses will readily say things to help both sides in court – they’re going to let the court know what’s true from what’s false and clear up gray lines.
Suits that involve expert witness testimony are also more likely to result in settlements being paid out – plus it brings credibility to your case.