What You Should Know About The General District Court Process
While it is our business to know the law, at Hogan & Pritchard, PLLC, it is also our responsibility to explain the law that impacts your case — and how it will be applied in the General District Court.
To that end, our experienced Fairfax County criminal defense attorneys Martin P. Hogan and Michael T. Pritchard feel you should have the facts you need about the General District Court processes, practices and procedures in Northern Virginia.
During your initial consultation and at every stage of our work together, we educate you to terms that include:
- Trial advisements and pleas
- Discovery motions and bond reduction motions
- Court dates
- Community service referrals
- Requests for subpoenas
- Matters related to first offense possession of marijuana charges, restricted driver’s licenses and others
- Preliminary hearings
- Probation and restitution
- Payment of fines and costs
- Requests for a new trial
We educate you to these and other elements of the judicial process to remove the intimidation that many people feel during their first venture into the legal process. We strive to set realistic expectations and give you confidence that your rights are being thoroughly protected.
Are you pursuing an expungement of a previous charge, to eliminate a blemish on your record and help you pass employment and housing background checks? Are you considering an appeal of a previous criminal trial verdict in General District Court or Circuit Court? Once again, Hogan & Pritchard, PLLC, is the full-service law firm to come to.