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How do I get rid of my criminal record?

A criminal record can be a persistent problem – most frequently because it can come up in a background check for a job. As a result, there’s a strong incentive to try to either get a criminal conviction expunged or have the records of the case or arrest sealed.

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How do I get bail?

Within 48 hours after being taken into custody, any person accused of a crime needs to be brought before a judge for an initial appearance. At the initial appearance, there will be information about charges, appointment of an attorney (or first appearance of your private criminal defense attorney), rights of the accused, and then a crucial decision begins – whether to grant bail and in what amount.

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What’s a “Speedy” Trial?

The Sixth Amendment houses most of the rights of the accused in America (including our favorite, “to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence”). The Amendment begins with the command that the accused in any criminal case “shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial.”

It’s pretty easy to understand what a public trial is. But how fast is “speedy?” Maybe more importantly, how slow is unconstitutional?

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