What are the typical steps in a criminal proceeding in Florida?Return to FAQ Videos
The typical steps for a criminal proceeding in Florida, obviously it starts with someone either being arrested or charged with a crime. After that the court process starts where there’s an arraignment to see whether or not they want to plead guilty or not guilty, whether or not they want to hire an attorney. And then at that point the discovery process starts where the attorney gets all the information, reviews it, files motions to try to get the case reduced, dismissed. And then the final stage obviously would be either a plea bargain or a trial.