In this stage, critical decisions are being made about your case, whether to file formal charges or to drop the case. Decisions are being made on whether to file a misdemeanor or felony charge against you. While some attorneys maintain a “wait and see” approach to this critical stage, Attorney Anthony Arzili believes a more proactive approach can make all the difference.
Hiring the right attorney before formal charges can prevent the detectives from gaining damaging statements from clients. Hiring the right attorney can provide the D.A. positive information about your side of the case that may tip the case into a “D.A. Reject”
Attorney Anthony Arzili has handled many cases where “early intervention” resulted in no charges being filed against our clients.
With that said, this is an important stage for your attorney to attempt to “run interference” or provide positive information to the D.A. about your case before they file.
When you walk into a courtroom, your attorney is the only person on your side. The prosecutors, the Judges and the police are all part of the system.
You need someone on your behalf to fight for the minimal sentence possible for your crime. If you walk in by yourself or even use a Public Defender, you will be handed a sentence and will have to do it, no matter how harsh.
Attorney Anthony Arzili can use multiple negotiation sessions with the D.A. and the Judges to secure for you the lightest sentence possible.