Have you or a loved one been arrested or cited for a criminal charge in the state of Oregon? Whether you’ve been charged with theft, burglary, or a DUI, Rhett Bernstein is here to help you prepare for what to expect in court in Oregon.
Oftentimes, the court date written on your citation is the date and time you need to appear in court for your arraignment—another word for the first court appearance in an Oregon criminal case. Your arraignment could be assigned the day after your arrest or could be 30 or more days later.
Before the arraignment occurs, be sure to contact Rhett Bernstein, an experienced criminal defense attorney in Oregon, to know what to expect in court in advance. One of our legal experts will sit down with you, inform you of the entire process, and advise you on how to answer all questions with full confidence.
During a typical arraignment, several things will happen. First, you’ll learn the exact crimes that you’re charged with. Then, you’ll receive the next court date for your case. Understand that your case is not resolved at this point—this is just the beginning of the process. The next stages are usually a pre-trial, a trial, and then a final sentencing hearing.