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Why does it take so long for my case to be resolved?

The American justice system is set up with a number of procedural safeguards. These safeguards include a defendant's right to trial and the right of a defendant to confront his or her accuser. Since a defendant has a right to confront the witnesses against him, when a witness is unable to attend a trial or hearing the trial must be rescheduled. This is a fairly frequent occurrence. Additionally, there are a limited number of weeks each year (as few as 4 and as many as 6 weeks) during which jurors are available to serve. It is only during these times that a case may go to jury trial.

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1. What types of cases does the District Attorney's Office handle?
2. Can the District Attorney represent me or give me legal advice?
3. If I have been the victim of a crime, who should I report it to?
4. After I have reported a crime to the appropriate law enforcement agency, what happens next?
5. Why doesn't the District Attorney's office file criminal charges against every person that is suspected of a crime?
6. Why are people who commit crimes while they are out of jail on bond, released on bond again after re-offending?
7. I did not want to file charges. Why did the District Attorney file charges?
8. Why does it take so long for my case to be resolved?
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  1. 307 E Cherokee Street Wagoner, OK 74467

  1. Phone: 918-485-2216

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