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The Law Office of Thomas H. Martin Esq.Serving New Jersey With Integrity And Commitment

Being arrested and charged with a crime is one of the most stressful things that a person can go through.   In addition to a record, a conviction can result in fines or jail time and affect you driver’s license or job. The criminal justice system can be intimidating. You may feel confused and overwhelmed. A New Jersey criminal defense attorney can walk you through the process and protect your rights. Thomas H. Martin Esq. is committed to getting you the best result possible, either through a plea agreement or trial. Mr. Martin is a criminal defense attorney experienced in handling all types of criminal cases, ranging from traffic offenses and low-level misdemeanors to major felonies.  He goes to court all the time and routinely deals with the prosecutors and judges in New Jersey.

With years of experience trying cases in New Jersey, he will work with you to prepare your case for trial, and he will be there to answer any questions or concerns that may arise during the handeling of your casel.   Thomas H. Martin Esq. will provide you with competent advice regarding all available options so that you can make informed decisions regarding how your case will be handled.

When you are going up against the State of New Jersey you need experienced legal counsel. Regardless of whether you are facing an indictable criminal charge in the Superior Court, a drug charge in Municipal Court, a DWI, or even a simple motor vehicle charge you want to have the best possible result. Thomas H. Martin has been helping people face the most difficult of situations for years. Contact Thomas H. Martin at (732) 431-2224 to arrainge a free consultation.

 

Pre-Arraignment Conference

Arraignment is usually a criminal defendant’s first appearance in court or before a judge on a criminal charge. Pre-arraignment meeting could refer to a conference or meeting that is held within specific days of return of an indictment or unsealing of an indictment. It is scheduled by Criminal Division Staff. At the pre-arraignment conference the defendant shall be informed of the charges; notified in writing of the date, place and time for the arraignment/status conference; and, if the defendant so requests, be allowed to apply for pretrial intervention.

Prior to this conference, discovery or evidence is available to defense counsel. This exchange of evidence provides the defense with an opportunity to review the evidence the prosecution intends to use against the accused prior to the conference. After reviewing the discovery provided prior to the pre arraignment conference, defendants may decide to apply for pretrial intervention, or to enter plea bargain negotiations.

Defendants who are not yet represented may apply for public defender representation at this point. If a defendant does not appear for a pre-arraignment conference, the criminal division manager shall notify the criminal presiding judge who may issue a bench warrant. However, no pre-arraignment conference is required if the defendant is represented by counsel and the criminal division manager’s office has established to its satisfaction: that an appearance has been filed; that discovery, if requested, has been obtained; and that defendant and counsel have obtained a date, place and time for the arraignment/status conference.

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