Court hearings for a San Diego criminal case

If you are facing felony or misdemeanor charges in San Diego, it may seem like you are going to court hearings a lot and not much is getting done.  However, with a good criminal defense lawyer, that could not be further from the truth.  In California, the criminal court process is a series of court hearings, all with a specific purpose for your case and your San Diego criminal defense attorney. Below, each type of hearing is explained: Arraignment: The arraignment is the first court hearing that you will encounter. If you are in custody, the arraignment must be within 48 hours of your arrest not including weekends or holidays.  If it is not within 48 hours, it is cause for an unlawful detention. At an arraignment you will be advised of your constitutional rights by your San Diego criminal defense attorney, you will have the opportunity to plead guilty…