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Been Charged? Here’s What to Expect (Video)

Facing criminal charges can be a daunting, challenging, and scary experience, filled with uncertainty and anxiety about what comes next. In our latest video post, “Been Charged? Here’s What to Expect,” David Clarke from The Clarke Law Firm offers a comprehensive overview of the legal process that follows being charged with a crime.

Drawing on over a decade of expertise, David discusses key steps, potential challenges, and critical advice to help you handle this difficult time. Whether you’re seeking guidance on legal strategies or just need to understand the road ahead, this video is an essential resource for anyone facing criminal charges. This video is an invaluable resource for anyone looking to understand their rights and the critical actions needed to protect themselves legally. Whether you are directly involved or supporting someone who is, tune in to gain clarity and guidance from a seasoned legal expert.


Typically process in most criminal cases, sometimes someone contacts me while they’re being investigated for a crime and they’ve not been charged yet, but most of the time, they’ve been charged. They’ve been arrested. They bonded out. Then they’re calling me the next day or the next week once they’ve bonded out and want to hire an attorney for their upcoming court date. I do one free consultation for folks so I’m happy to answer whatever questions they have over the phone and/or have them come into my office and meet with me. We’ll sit down and go over what their charge is, have them explain exactly what happened from their perspective, and then talk about prices and what it would take to represent them on that case.

Once I get hired on the case, now I’m going to go about getting the police report, getting the warrant from the court, getting the video from the police department if there is any video. Then I’ll start reviewing all that information as well as getting detailed information from the client, not only with what happened in the case but also personal things like what they do for work, their family situation, different things that can affect what kind of outcome can work for them. For an example, a DUI for a semitruck driver or a pilot has different effects than someone who doesn’t have that type of job. It is very important for me to find out what people do for a living, what their family situation, what their work situation is, because I’ll use all of that in trying to develop a strategy and represent them and getting them the best outcome that we can.