El Cajon, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: If i have been to two court dates and have court tomorrow have i been charged with a crime

I have been accused of a crime ..but haven't arrested nor interviewed (They were readiness hearings..they extended the court date..No didn't receive any papers.)

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Robert John Liskey
Robert John Liskey
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: What were the nature of the two hearings? What was said? Have they given you any papers?

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Every case is unique and more information is needed to properly answer your query intelligently. In addition, you should NOT be discussing your case on an open forum like this.

Who asked for the continuances? did the judge offer to appoint a public defender? is there a case number? if so if it is INM or INF it is a criminal case in Indio but every court is different.

It is always a good idea to contact a local attorney that handles these types of cases in the court where you would have to appear.

In other words, I am in Palm Springs and you don’t want to hire a Palm Springs lawyer for an Orange Co case. In those cases, I usually try to refer the potential client to a lawyer that is closer to where this happened.

Most DUI and Accident lawyers will offer a free consultation to review the facts. For other areas of law, many lawyers will bill for a consultation.

For a criminal case, success may depend on how the evidence was obtained and the details regarding the stop and arrest as well as a review of the facts of your case.

Call a local attorney to discuss in more detail and request an appointment...and/or please remember that the court will appoint a court-appointed lawyer for you and that lawyer will have all the evidence in front of him/her and be in a better position to give you an intelligent answer.

If you need help finding a good lawyer and are in a position to retain one, please contact me at 760 837 7500 and I will give you some names.

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