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Thursday, June 4, 2020
CriminalPre-AdjudicationTrial

About Your Trial

DO YOU NEED A LAWYER?

Only you can answer this question. You may represent yourself, or you may choose to hire an attorney and be represented by that attorney at your trial.

WHAT SHOULD YOU DO BEFORE THE TRIAL?

You are responsible for making any necessary preparation for the trial. You may wish to look for evidence in your favor, locate witnesses, and prepare photographs; sketches or maps that might help you explain your case.

The public library should have the Arizona Revised Statutes citing the law for the violation for which you have been charged and the Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure citing the rules you must follow.

If there are witnesses that you feel will not or cannot come to court without a subpoena, complete and file a subpoena form (available at the court or online here and the court will issue the subpoena requiring them to come to court to testify in your case.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE TRIAL?

The prosecutor will present the state's case.
You will have a right to cross-examine each witness for the state.
You may present witnesses or other evidence.
You may testify in your own behalf. If you testify you would be subject to cross-examination by the prosecutor.
If you are found not guilty any bond you have posted will be refunded.
If you are found guilty, a sentence will be imposed.
If you are found guilty, you have the right to appeal the conviction and/or sentence by filing a notice of appeal within fourteen (14) days after the entry of the sentence. The appeal would be a review of the record of the proceedings of the case (not a new trial).

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