Tag Archives: Trial

Speedy trial rights and the 10 day rule

If you are ever in court and hear cases referred to as being on day “zero of ten” or ” ____ of 10″ – what does that mean? There are two typical scenarios where the ten days comes into play. First is for a preliminary hearing on a felony case, but that ten days is […]

Stages of a Criminal Trial

What are the basic stages of a criminal trial in California? Pre-Trial Motions First – before the case even gets to trial, there may be motions run that can dramatically change the evidence, charges and even possibly get the entire case dismissed. 995 Motion – if the case is a felony, a motion to challenge […]