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Learn your options in the criminal justice system

The criminal justice system has a lot of possibilities. There are many different outcomes for cases and several ways to resolve them. When you are a defendant in one of these cases, it is best for you to learn about the ways that your case might be resolved so that you can determine what you are going to do.

Understand what comprises a jury of your peers

One of the rights of a person who is facing a serious criminal charge is that he or she can have a jury trial. The jury has to be comprised of the defendant's peers, but this doesn't mean what many people think it means. Here are some points to remember about a jury of your peers in the criminal justice system:

Think realistically about your criminal defense

Felony charges can't be considered minor in any cases. These charges, even the ones for criminal actions that don't seem serious, can impact the remainder of your life. The only little word "felon" can easily become an albatross around your neck. We understand that most adults don't go through life with the hope that they will gain the felon label or the restrictions that come with it.

Defendants taking the stand to testify is a difficult decision

Some decisions in the criminal justice system are more difficult to make than others. One of the more difficult ones in many cases is whether the defendant should take the stand to testify. There are many reasons why this might come up, but one of the most common is so that the jurors can hear the defendant's side of what happened at the time of the incident that is central to the case.

Michael J. Thompson, Attorney at Law

16360 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Oak Grove, KY 42262
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