Legal Question in Criminal Law in Maryland

hearing vs trial

What is the difference between a hearing and a trial. My son is to go to a hearing this week for writing a bad check. I was wondering if he needed a lawyer for the hearing. He was only given two days notice of the hearing.

Asked on 7/06/03, 10:16 pm

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Steven Scheinin Steven J. Scheinin, Lawyer
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Re: hearing vs trial

Normally a "hearing" in a criminal case is either for setting bail, or advising a defendant of his right to have a lawyer represent him. You should not go to court in a criminal case without a lawyer. Statements made to the Court can be used against you at trial. You should contact a criminal attorney (such as myself) to advise you in each phase of the criminal prosection.

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Answered on 7/07/03, 5:12 pm

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