The defendant may be offered a reduced plea once the District Attorney has discussed this with you.
If a defendant does not want to plead guilty, then the Judge may set the case for .
The defendant (perpetrator) is formally charged and either bail is set or the defendant is released.
Bail is the Judge’s decision, and is based on the likelihood that the defendant will return to court.
This is not a trial where the Judge is deciding guilt or innocence, but rather whether or not to hold the case for Grand Jury action.
A victim advocate from the BE SAFE Program who works specifically on felony-level cases is available to assist you with any questions you may have.
Specially trained Victim Advocates and Social Workers are available to address your special needs and circumstances.
The Domestic Violence Social Workers have extensive experience working with victims of domestic abuse, both in and out of court.
Depending on the level of the charges, the defendant may be sentenced at the time he/she pleads guilty or is found guilty at trial.
..following confidential and free services: We understand that you may not be ready to proceed with criminal charges and can help explain options to maintain your safety.
Advocates will assist you throughout each stage of your case.
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Should you receive a notice of a court date, please call one of the advocates there.