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Understand the resolution options for your criminal case

Criminal justice cases can sometimes take a long time to work through the system. Recently, we discussed the case of the councilman who has been fighting a drunk driving charge for a while. This is a fairly uncommon case, but it brings up the important point of a speedy trial.

We understand that you might be ready to get your case over and done with so that you can move on with your life. There are several ways that you can do this, so it is imperative that you carefully consider each one.

Taking your case to a trial is usually the most lengthy option since you have to wait for a spot on the docket. You may also have to deal with continuances, which can further delay the process.

Another option that is sometimes open is a pretrial diversion. In this case, you might be able to move into the drug court system or some other program. These options are often very limited, so you should find out if you qualify for the program you are interested in.

Yet another option is a plea deal. This is something to think about if you acknowledge that you did the crime and only want to get your case resolved. You would have to plead guilty to the charges placed against you, but you would likely know the sentence ahead of time.

We can help you to explore the possibilities that exist in your case. Once you know exactly what is on the table, you can decide how you are going to try to resolve the matter.

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