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Stages of a Criminal Case

  • Arraignment
  • Bail Review
  • Preliminary Hearing
    • Motions Hearings
    • Motion to Dismiss
    • Evidence Suppression Motions
    • Classification Motions
      Example: If the Prosecutor fails to show that your case should be classified as a Felony (which have much more serious consequences on your life) our attorneys argue to reduce the charges from a Felony to a Misdemeanor.
  • Affirmative Defenses
    • At Kim & Grillo Law we believe in not wasting time resolving your case. We will raise any affirmative defenses, self-defense for example, at Preliminary Hearings.
  • Pretrial Hearings
  • Plea Deal, Dismissal, Placement on the Stet Docket, or Set for Trial
  • Jury or Bench Trial
  • Jury Selection
  • Cross-Examination
  • Presentation of a Defense
  • Your Right Not to Testify
    • You have the ABSLOUTE right not to testify on your behalf in a criminal matter. This right is so absolute that if the Prosecutor even mentions that the Defendant did not testify- CASE DISMISSED.
  • Demonstrative or Documentary Evidence
  • Expert testimony
  • Verdict

Stages of a Family Law Case

  • Pretrial conference or scheduling conference
  • Possible Deferment to Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Resolution Agreed Upon or Set for Trial
  • Depositions
  • Trial
  • Presentation of Evidence
  • Resolution through Court Order

Stages of a Personal Injury Case

  • Letter of Representation to Insurance Companies
  • Initiate and if applicable Complete Treatments
  • Collect Bills and Records Regarding Incident and Injuries
  • Send a Demand Package to Insurance Companies
  • Negotiate Settlement
  • Resolution, Settlement or Lawsuit Filed
  • 3-Year Time Limit, Statute of Limitations on Initiation of a Personal Injury Case

Stages of a Civil Litigation Case

  • Pretrial Conference or Scheduling Conference
  • Possible Deferment to Mediation or Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Resolution Agreed Upon or Set for Trial
  • Depositions
  • Trial
  • Presentation of Evidence
  • Resolution through Court order

For more information about the process and procedures of the State of Maryland Court System please visit: https://www.mdcourts.gov/legalhelp