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Learning about legal topics requires research. As your Ann Arbor Criminal Defense law firm we have compiled a list of legal resources that may assist your research. We believe educating yourself on your particular criminal case will assist you in making the best decision for you. We encourage all clients to conduct their own research on their legal matter. This allows you to ask us questions, challenge us, and possibly, even assist with a possible defense for your criminal case. However, we want to emphasize as your criminal lawyer, we are your legal expert. We will do everything in our power to get your conviction overturned, your divorce settled, or your custody despute put to rest.

What are the 5 stages of Legal Research?

  1. Step 1: Introduction. 
    • Hire ArborYpsi Law for your Ann Arbor Criminal or Family Law needs.
  2. Step 2: Gather and Understand the Facts of Your Case. 
    • Defense Attorney Sam Bernstein will sit down with you and let you explain the who, what, where, when, and how of your criminal case. Gathering and understanding the facts of your case is setting the foundation for your defense. 
  3. Step 3: Determine Your Legal Problem and Your Desired Outcome. 
    • Ann Arbor Criminal Lawyer, Sam Bernstein, will formulate a legal defense for your criminal case and review this with you making sure you are satisfied with the plan and intended legal result. In some cases we can challenge the case and take it to trail, whether it be a jury trial or bench trial. In other cases we aim to reach a plea agreement with the assigned prosecutor. Depending on your case and what allegedly occurred will lead us to our set plan.  
  4. Step 4: Finding Legal Information and Reading About the Law.
    • ArborYpsi Law, a Criminal Defense Law Firm, will do the hard work behind the scenes pouring through legal research to obtain the best defense.   
  5. Step 5: Legal Analysis/Legal Writing and beyond. 
    • ArborYpsi Law will write motions, compose legal arguments, and prepare for a Bench or Jury Trial in preparation for your case. 
  6. Step 6: Conclusion.
    • Ann Arbor Defense Lawyer, Sam Bernstein, will either get your case dismissed by a, “Not Guilty,” jury or bench trial verdict or by negotiating a plea deal that is too good for you to pass up.