Johnson & Franklin Law Firm

New Clients Guide

The steps to a court case

  • The plaintiff(person who brings case to court) hires a lawyer to help them file a complaint(statement describing the lawsuit)
  • The defendant(person accused of criminal prosecution) receives a summons(document telling him/her they have to appear in court)

The Verdict

The judge or jury makes a verdict(final decision) on what consequence(of there is one) that the defendant receives.