Trial Preparation and Pre-Trial Motions

Between arraignment and trial, many activities occur as attorneys for both the prosecution and defense build their cases for trial. The discovery process is a legally-required exchange of information. Each side reviews police reports, interviews witnesses, examines the evidence and conducts additional investigation. Several court proceedings may also occur, including bail hearings, omnibus hearings, status conferences and various hearings on related motions. Such motions typically present legal issues regarding the admissibility of evidence.