Your trial rights

Every individual charged with a crime in the State of Maine has the following trial rights:

  • the right to be considered innocent unless and until the State proves your guilt beyond all reasonable doubt;
  • the right to a speedy and public trial;
  • the right to a trial by a judge or by a jury;
  • the right to confront and cross-examine witness against them;
  • the right to present witnesses on their own behalf;
  • the right to either be or decline to be a witness; and
  • the right to appeal any adverse ruling made against them.

By pleading guilty you waive all these rights.  100% of people who plead guilty are found guilty.  The same is not true for people who go trial.  If you are looking for an experienced trial attorney who can and will protect your rights call my office today.

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