Statistics tell us that the average person will be involved in three to four motor vehicle accidents over the course of a lifetime. If you were recently involved in a collision you are likely suffering both physical and emotional injuries as well as financial hardship as a result. If another party caused, or contributed to, [ ] The post What to Expect from Your Smyrna Auto Accident Attorney appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you are currently facing criminal charges in Tennessee, one of the most important decisions you will need to make throughout the course of your case is how to resolve your case. Unless the prosecutor decides to dismiss all charges against you, your options will be to accept a guilty plea agreement negotiated on your behalf by your defense attorney, have a judge decide your fate at a bench trial (also referred to as a “trial by judge”), or exercise your right to a trial by jury. If you have never been the defendant in a criminal trial before, your understanding of a trial is likely based on what you have seen on television. Unfortunately, the way in which criminal trials are portrayed by Hollywood is not always accurate. Of course, you should consult at length with your criminal defense attorney before deciding how to proceed in your case; however, it may help you feel more informed and in control of your own future to learn what really happens at a criminal trial.
If you are currently facing criminal charges you are undoubtedly worried about the final outcome of your case. Unless your charges are dismissed, your case will either be resolved by entering into a guilty plea with the State of Tennessee or by taking your case to trial. Deciding how to proceed with your case is [ ] The post Smyrna Criminal Lawyer Explains What to Expect at Trial appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.