Being charged with a crime is a serious offense. It can be a stressful and harrowing time in your life. Understanding the process and hiring the right lawyer is key to ensuring that your rights are not violated and that your case is handled with the utmost attention it deserves. Martens & Brusseau are counselors at law with offices based in Bakersfield and Visalia, and firm's attorneys represent clients in the California's central valley.
We will touch on the major points of a criminal investigation, including your right to an attorney, detention, arrest, search warrants and more. It will explain all stages of a criminal proceeding from arraignment through the trial and appeal, if necessary. It will also help you to
understand certain rights during trial that you may not know you have, i.e. the right to a speedy trial, pitchess motions, discovery motions, motions to suppress, motions to dismiss, motions to quash a search warrant and a motion to disqualify the judge.
The Attorneys of Martens & Brusseau will help you obtain the knowledge of whether or not you will need to hire a private investigator for your case. But most importantly you will learn the top ten mistakes people make when hiring an attorney. As stated above, hiring the right lawyer is detrimental to your case, your criminal record and your freedom.
The right of the people – To be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects. Against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated. And no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause. Supported by oath or affirmation. And particularly describing the place to be searched. And the persons or things to be seized. 4th Amendment of the United States Constitution.