Key Step: Receiving the Disclosure Package

Following your first appearance and initial legal proceedings, the Crown Attorney provides us with what is termed “disclosure.” This comprehensive package includes witness statements, evidence, and potentially, crucial elements like videos or documents relevant to your case.

Examining Every Detail

Upon receiving the disclosure, our dedicated team meticulously delves into its contents. This extensive review involves scrutinizing every piece of information, from witness statements to video footage. Depending on the complexity of your case, this process can take several hours, ranging from a few to potentially hundreds.

Sharing Insights and Gathering Information

After completing the review, we schedule a meeting with you. This session serves as an opportunity for you to share your version of events. During this meeting, we provide our initial opinion on the case’s defensibility, assessing the odds of success and potential strategies.

Collaborating for Informed Decisions

Our commitment is to keep you informed and involved in the decision-making process. We discuss the potential outcomes, whether it’s proceeding to trial, seeking a resolution, or exploring other legal strategies. Your preferences and goals shape the path we take together.

Cost-Benefit Analysis

As legal professionals, we conduct a cost-benefit analysis, evaluating the merits of going to trial versus resolving the case. This analysis considers the potential benefits, your odds of success, and your personal preferences. Our goal is to empower you with the information needed to make informed decisions.

Subsequent Steps: Addressing Missing Materials and Further Meetings

In some cases, the initial disclosure may lack key materials. We address these gaps by corresponding with the Crown Attorney to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the case. Additional meetings may follow, refining our strategy based on evolving developments.

Empowering Your Legal Journey

The initial meeting to review disclosure marks the commencement of our collaborative legal journey. Whether the path leads to trial, negotiation, or other resolutions, our dedicated team is here to guide you, ensuring that every decision aligns with your goals.

Your Partner in Every Step

If you’re facing criminal charges, consider reaching out for a free consultation. Our team at Kruse Law Firm is ready to provide the legal support you need. Contact us here to take the first step toward informed and strategic decision-making in your legal matter.

Video Transcription:

Welcome to our website. My name is Mike Kruse. I’m the principal and owner of Kruse Law Firm. I’m here today to talk to you about what happens when we receive your police reports. You’ve been charged with a criminal offense, we just had the first appearance, the crown attorney’s handed us what is called the “disclosure” which is all the witness’ statements, all the evidence the crown’s gonna have against you. We receive the that package, there could be video in that package, there could be all sorts of documents in that package depending on your criminal case. It’s our job then to take that package and review it. This can take several hours; we review every scrap of paper, every video tape. In some criminal cases, it could take hundreds of hours, in some a few depending on the complexity of a particular case. Once we’ve completed that then we’re in a position to meet with you and review that disclosure together. We provide you with our opinion at that meeting, at least a tentative opinion. We provide you – we receive your version of events and we try and give you some odds of winning. Well, what’s this case look like? Does it look defendable? Can we win this case? What are the odds of winning? Of course, you’re here to tell us what you want to do. You may want to attend the trial, you may want to resolve it and get the lesser sentence but we’re here to help you at every step of the way and that’s our job. So that initial meeting to review that disclosure, that could take, one, three, four hours depending on the complexity of the case and there may be very many more meetings after that because often that initial disclosure package is missing key materials where we need to write the crown. So that’s a process, on a simple case, we may be able to complete our opinion at that first meeting to you and know that we’re having the trial, or know that we’re gonna try and get you the lightest deal possible or it may take many years, but that’s the initial step. As a lawyer, we’re analyzing your case and we’re looking at a cost benefit analysis. What’s the benefit of going to the trial versus resolving the case, what are your odds of winning and what do you wanna do most importantly but we’re gonna help you with that decision and that’s our job so that’s the very first meeting.
By Published On: August 1, 2023Last Updated: June 12, 2024Categories: General, Video

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