Have you been accused of a crime!?

If so read this flyer to find out more about trial process.

Trial

If you are accused of a crime, a magistrate judge will review the preliminary evidence in your case and you may be put on trial at a District Court level. A U.S. Attorney will present the evidence for your case in court. A District Court has original jurisdiction and may and the jury's opinion on your case will affect the outcome you face. This decision could be based on precedent, or earlier case rulings, and could be anywhere from being cleared of conviction to life terms in prison. The next step in the court circuit is a Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals have the power to review district decisions and may send a case back for remand if they find mistakes made in the trial. If you are found convicted, a U.S. Marshall may be necessary to collect fines from you or take you to prison.

Potential Judicial Steps

Everyone has the right to a fair trial before a jury of one's fellow citizens.