Nothing Short Of Your Future Is At Stake

It doesn't matter what type of crime you face charges for — a drug crime, domestic assault, DUI, or any other number of felonies — your future is at stake. Even a misdemeanor charge can have certain ramifications on your life, regardless of whether you serve any jail time. Criminal charges do come with certain penalties, but they also come with consequences you may not realize, such as to your work and personal lives. This reason alone makes taking advantage of your constitutional rights a must.

Call our experienced St. Paul criminal defense lawyer at 651-968-0621.

The Many Parts Of The Criminal Court Process

The primary aim of the criminal justice system here in the United States is to protect your constitutional rights. The process is broken up into several parts to force government officials to fulfill the primary directive of doing so. If at any point, the court determines that police or prosecutors violated your rights or failed to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, your case could end. Unless or until that happens, you can expect to go through the following steps if you avail yourself of every aspect of the process:

  • Prearraignment
  • Arraignment
  • Bail/detention hearing
  • Preliminary hearing
  • Communicating with witnesses
  • Trial
  • Sentencing
  • Post-conviction
  • Appeals

Many cases, such as drug charges, end in plea bargains at some point up through the trial phase. If such a deal would best serve your interests, we would recommend that you pursue or accept a deal with prosecutors. Here at Macaulay Law Offices, we work to ensure your rights are protected, advise you regarding your best options and represent you to the end if that is what is needed.

Macaulay Law Offices also represents people going through divorce which is sometimes accompanied by domestic violence. If you are facing domestic assault charges, we can help protect your rights and provide strong representation.

Whether you come to us from the beginning or at some later point in the process, Jennifer will give you an honest assessment of your case and your options. If the court, a former attorney or a prosecutor failed to follow proper procedure or otherwise caused a legal error in your case, you may have grounds for an appeal.

We Can Help You Face Charges And Defend Your Rights

To find out how Jennifer Macaulay and the rest of the team at Macaulay Law Offices can help you as you face charges from either federal or Minnesota prosecutors, contact us through our online contact form or via telephone at 651-968-0621 as soon as possible.