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Navigating the Wayne County Circuit Court

Posted 9 months ago by Lena

Getting a bail bond in Wayne County is only the first step in a long process when someone has been charged with a felony. In most cases, arrests, arraignments, and preliminary examinations are held in the local district court where the crime was allegedly committed, but then the case is sent to the Wayne County […]

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What Happens During a Preliminary Examination in Ohio

Posted 3 years ago by Jim Titus

If a loved one has been arrested in Ohio, you are well aware that there will be several court hearings to attend in the near future. The first step in the court process is usually an arraignment, and a preliminary examination takes place about two weeks later. Following is what you can expect to happen […]

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How Judges Determine Bail: The Method to the Bail Setting Process

Posted 3 years ago by Jim Titus

Judges don’t just select random numbers when calculating an individual’s bail. There is a standardized process for calculating and setting bail amounts. For whatever reason, if you or someone you know will be standing before a judge sometime soon, it might help to familiarize yourself with how judges determine bail. What is Bail? First, it […]

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What Happens When You’re Called for Jury Duty in Detroit

Posted 3 years ago by Jim Titus

You’re up. You knew it would come sometime, and now it’s your turn for jury duty. Understanding what you can expect to happen when you’re called for jury duty in Detroit can help you plan your days ahead. What to Expect When You’re Called for Jury Duty in Detroit Several different scenarios can occur when […]

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Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: What Does that Really Mean to Jurors?

Posted 3 years ago by Jim Titus

During a full trial, prosecutors must prove “beyond a reasonable doubt” that the defendant committed the crime. When jurors determine their verdict of guilt, they have to do so beyond a reasonable doubt. But what does that really mean? Does it mean more than meets the eye? And who is to say what “beyond reasonable” […]

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The Basics about Appealing a Conviction in Michigan

Posted 4 years ago by Jim Titus

You didn’t do it, but somehow it looks like you did – so much so that the jury came back with a guilty verdict. You plead with your lawyer privately, saying, “Please do something! I can’t go to prison for something I didn’t do!” Depending on a variety of factors, a lawyer who believes the verdict can […]

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