Criminal Defense Attorney Bonavita understands that a client’s concern is often not just the current crime itself, but also the immediate and lasting repercussions of that offense. Often, clients need a criminal lawyer who is concerned with issues such as license suspension, maintaining their current job, or the impact a conviction could have on future education or employment. You need a criminal attorney who understands your concerns and can address those issues on an individual basis. As an experienced criminal lawyer, Attorney Bonavita has the knowledge and experience to provide the best representation possible.
Criminal Defense Attorney Bonavita is a former prosecutor with years of experience handling all types of criminal cases. She has argued triumphantly to both Judge and Jury on numerous occasions in support of her position. Criminal Defense Attorney Bonavita has the experience to handle your case during all stages of the proceedings, from “Show Cause” or “Clerk’s Hearing” through to Trial.
If you are arrested or summonsed to court, your first courtroom appearance will be for purposes of Arraignment. Criminal Defense Attorney Bonavita will insure, prior to Arraignment, that the police report meets the required standards of establishing probable cause. At Arraignment, the Commonwealth will also argue for bail and can also move to revoke bail on a pending matter, or, if the Defendant is currently on probation, request he/she be held pending a Final Surrender Hearing. In all scenarios, the Commonwealth must form a basis for their request and meet an initial burden.In the case of an indicted case, Attorney Bonavita will thoroughly review the Grand Jury investigation to determine the factual and legal strength of the Commonwealth’s case. Once bail is set, Attorney Kristen Bonavita will work with you during the Pretrial stage, mandating you receive all pertinent discovery and exculpatory evidence. Motion practice is often the most pivotal portion of any case as it challenges the legal aspects of any arrest. If you have a viable Motion to Suppress or Motion to Dismiss, your case may never need to go to a Trial stage. Attorney Bonavita is well versed in motion practice and in a position to recognize if your rights were violated. If the case does proceed to trial, it is imperative that you have an Attorney on your side who is well versed in the admissibility of evidence. Just because testimony, pictures, documentation or another item of evidence exists does not mean it is also relevant and admissible. Attorney Bonavita has the experience to recognize inadmissible evidence and argue against introduction of the same at trial.
Contact Criminal Defense Attorney Kristen F. Bonavita immediately for a free consultation at (978) 376-6746.