Experienced Litigators Who Work Hard For You
Having an experienced attorney by your side during a criminal trial is crucial. Sapone & Petrillo, LLP, has worked with clients throughout New York. We understand what is on the line and will do everything we can to defend your rights. You can expect honest, professional service from beginning to end. We do not back down from a challenge. When your reputation and career are on the line, we can help.
Understanding The Stages Of A Criminal Trial
When we first meet with our clients, we know how important it is to answer all of their questions. A good place to start is by making sure you understand how the federal criminal trial process works. First, the filings need to be completed. A motion in limine gives you permission to use certain witnesses and evidence. It also gives us the opportunity to knock out evidence we do not want brought in. Next, we get rulings to learn more about the scope of the trial.
Jury selections follow soon after, followed by a judge who gives preliminary instructions. The government gives its opening statements. After that, we get to give our opening statement. Both sides get the chance to call their witnesses and give direction and cross examinations. We always stress the importance of Rule 29. This motion states that no juror can convict without a reasonable doubt. Our job is to prove that the government’s accusations do not hold up. After closing arguments, the jury deliberates, and a verdict is given.
From Conviction To Appeal, We Can Help
For clients who are convicted, you have the chance to appeal or request a new trial. As your representation, we can discuss these options with you and whether or not this may be in your best interest. As always, we will do whatever we can to fight for you and your future. This process can feel long and draining. Our experienced firm knows how the system works. Use our knowledge to your advantage. Remember that you do not have to go through this alone.