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Clerk Magistrate Hearings

A Clerk Magistrate’s Hearing, or a “Clerk’s Hearing”, is a process whereby a Clerk Magistrate (not a judge) listens to the facts of your case and determines whether there is probable cause to issue a criminal complaint.

If you have received a notice that you are to appear in court for a Clerk’s Hearing, you likely have seen the advisement on your summons which indicates you may choose to hire an attorney to represent you.

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Hiring an attorney for the Clerk’s Hearing is a wise idea. If criminal charges are filed, even if you are later found not guilty, those charges will remain on your criminal record. Your criminal record can later be viewed by future employers, landlords, or creditors.

At your hearing, you may be asked questions, have the opportunity to cross-examine a police officer or another witness, and present evidence on your behalf. Having an attorney to guide you through your testimony, prepare questions for the officer or witness, and gather evidence to provide the Clerk may be what prevents criminal charges from being issued in your case.

Attorney Collins has represented numerous clients in Clerk’s Hearings and has prevented criminal charges from being issued in many of them. If you are facing a Clerk’s Hearing, you should contact Attorney Collins to discuss strategies for your success.

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