Life-Cycle of a Criminal Case


The content included on this page is not legal advice and is for informational purposes only. If you have been charged or believe you may be charged with a crime, you should seek legal representation immediately. If you are unable to afford representation the court may appoint an attorney to represent you. 

The information on this page is meant only as a guideline. If you are an interested party (witness, victim or defense attorney) to a case that is currently open, you should receive correspondence from the State Attorney’s Office with more specific instructions. Pay close attention to the dates and instructions listed therein. Additionally, if you are a victim in a case that is currently being prosecuted by this office, special rights may be applicable to you.