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Jury Trial Process

In Pennsylvania, if you are charged with a misdemeanor that is punishable by at least 1 year or more in prison, or a felony offense, you have the absolute right to have trial by jury.  You and your attorney have the opportunity to select a jury.  While I say select a...

Preliminary Hearings

A preliminary hearing is a very important event in the criminal justice system. It is not where the Commonwealth has to prove you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, but where the Commonwealth must show a prima facie case. Prima facie means correct until proved other...