Hampshire Magistrate Hearing Defense Lawyer
Facing a Criminal Complaint in MA? Let Us Defend Your Rights from the Very Start!
Being accused of a crime can be an overwhelming and frightening experience. It can be confusing and intimidating to face a protracted legal battle, especially if you're unfamiliar with how your case could proceed. It's important to remember, however, that you are not alone. With the trusted counsel of an experienced criminal defense attorney, you can protect your rights from the very start.
At Jesse Adams Law Firm LLC, we know how crucial it is to not wait till formal charges are brought to mount an aggressive defense of our clients. Our experienced criminal defense team understands what you’re going through and we’re here to help. We understand that facing a criminal charge can be an incredibly stressful experience. Our goal is to provide our clients with comprehensive legal representation and guidance as they navigate the court system and fight for their rights. Our lead attorney, Jesse Adams, has years of experience representing clients in magistrate hearing cases throughout Massachusetts.
If you have been accused of a crime and are facing a magistrate hearing, contact us online or call us at (414) 928-8840 to schedule an initial consultation.
What Is a Magistrate Hearing?
In certain cases, an individual is afforded a magistrate hearing. A magistrate hearing is one of the first steps in the criminal justice process. After a criminal complaint has been filed, an informal hearing will be held to determine whether the complaint should be issued. Also called a show-cause hearing, a magistrate hearing typically takes place in an office rather than a courtroom before formal charges are even brought.
Don't make the mistake of thinking that because a show-cause hearing is informal that it's also not serious. It's crucial that you have a qualified legal advocate in your corner to advocate for you during this informal hearing because this hearing is where a magistrate will determine if there is enough evidence to issue a criminal complaint.
The prosecution will need to show that there is probable cause to bring the complaint, which is a relatively low evidentiary bar. If the judge finds that there is sufficient evidence, they will allow charges to go forward and a formal arraignment date will be set. However, if probable cause is not found and the judge dismisses the complaint, no charges will be filed against you.
How Jesse Adams Law Firm LLC Can Help
At Jesse Adams Law Firm LLC, we know what is at stake during a magistrate hearing. We are committed to fighting for our clients' rights from the very beginning, and we won't let an opportunity to dismiss a criminal complaint against you pass us by.
We understand how frightening it can be when facing serious criminal charges and strive to provide our clients with comprehensive legal advice and support. Our experienced Massachusetts criminal defense attorneys have an intimate understanding of the law and know how to effectively argue for favorable results in magistrate hearings. With us on your side, you can be confident that your rights will be protected from the very start of your case.
Mr. Adams is well-equipped to handle a variety of criminal offenses including traffic violations, drug offenses, weapon charges, assault & battery charges, larceny, shoplifting, and OUI DUI. No matter what type of charge you are facing, we will use our knowledge and expertise to develop a strong defense strategy on your behalf. We know that every case is unique and it is important for us to fully understand your situation so that we can create a tailor-made plan specifically designed around your needs. We will take the time to answer any questions or concerns you may have and provide you with honest feedback throughout the process.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a criminal offense in Massachusetts, don’t hesitate to contact us online or call us at (414) 928-8840 for experienced legal guidance and representation during your magistrate hearing case.
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