J&L Law Firm

By: Loan Le

Here at J&L Law Firm, we will do everything in our power to serve you, the plaintiff, justice on a silver platter!

The Process

I want to press charges. Where do i start?

To begin the process, you, the plaintiff, will have to file a complaint against the person you wish to take to trial, the defendant.

Done. What's next?

The next step would be that the court will send a summons for the defendant to appear in court.

What does this mean?

Well, it means that you and the defendant will both have to appear in court. This is where the pleadings will happen. Once those has been heard, there will be a pretrial conference to determine if there is sufficient evidence to take this case to trial.

Let's say there is enough evidence. What should I expect next?

There will be a mediation in an attempt to resolve the issue. In the chance that it doesn't, an arbitration will take place.

What if things haven't been resolved?

The case will go to trial. Once it does, you, the plaintiff, is responsible for the preponderance of evidence, the proof that will support the ruling in your favor.

Next...

The jury will hear both parties in this case and discuss the evidence and testimonies of the plaintiff and the defendant. Once the jury has made a final decision, the verdict will be read in order to deem the defendant as either guilty or innocent.

Finally...

If the verdict finds the defendant guilty, then he or she may request an appeal. If the ruling is to your satisfaction, then the case has been closed and justice has been served!

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact us!