Dear Clients,

The primary goal of a criminal case is to gather the relevant evidence to establish the accused’s potential guilt. If found guilty, the judge will then render a sentence. In a criminal proceeding following parties are involved:

  • The prosecutor gathers relevant evidence during the investigation stage, which is used to substantiate criminal charges that the prosecutor will then will bring to court. 
  • The defense attorney represents a defendant in criminal prosecution, protects his rights, and prepares his defense. 
  • The attorneys of the victims (DefendMe lawyers) follow the proceedings and protect their client’s interests, especially in the restitution of the damages. 
  • The court (judge), based on the evidence provided, renders a judgment as to the innocence or guilt of the accused. 

In any criminal proceeding, the victims cannot be paid out unless the judge explicitly renders such a verdict. Therefore we must be involved with this case with care and approach it in such a way that the judgment is beneficial to our clients and the damages are appropriate to the amount of money they are owed. 

It is important to point out that any criminal proceeding has a specific timeframe, is bound by procedural rules and regulations, and can, therefore, not be expected to be completed “overnight.” 

The timeframe of the procedure is influenced by the following:

  • The complexity of the case (e.g., a case with fewer defendant will be completed faster than a case with many).
  • The quality of the evidence 
  • Obstructions of the proceeding (the defendant might be at large, etc…)

Kind Regards,

Zoran Miljakovic

Attorney at Law