This life-changing event is probably going to cost you. Most cases utilize multiple attorneys and experts. The billable hours are stacking up … and you haven’t even made it to trial yet. Things are happening in the background though.

You Know the Details About the Shooting

The client is the best resource. Though your memory may be shaky at first, you are the only one who was there and knows what happened. After your attorney has received the evidence, he or she will make a copy and send it to you for review. You should read it and write back about anything that is missing or incorrect.


Also during this phase, there will be motion hearings. In these hearings, typically weeks or months before the jury trial, your attorney will be trying to suppress any evidence obtained under violated rights. These are the building blocks for the jury trial and can be small or as much work as the trial. If these go your way, prosecutors may be more reasonable in settling your case. And they can determine the outcome of your full trial months in advance.

How the Jury Trial Goes Down

In the jury trial, the prosecutor has the burden of proof. Therefore, he or she will get to open and close the trial. Most times, it is not in your best interest to testify. This is a long, drawn-out process. It’s important to remember that you will want assistance for everything that happens after the shooting.

After a Shooting Series

The Police Are Going to Arrive | When You’re Taken for Questioning | The Legal Process Begins | Going to Trial


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