Clerk Magistrate Hearings and Show Cause Hearings
A Clerk Magistrate Hearing, also known as a Show Cause Hearing, is an opportunity to prevent a complaint from issuing. It is a golden opportunity to explain to an officer of the court why you should not have to be arraigned on potential new charges. These are opportunities to prevent ever having a criminal record, or adding entries to an already-existing criminal record.
At a clerk magistrate or show cause hearing, you will sit down at a table in the courthouse with a clerk from that court's clerk's office, and either a police prosecutor or a civilian complainant. You need someone who can navigate this delicate dynamic because sitting down with these people face-to-face is an opportunity for mediation in a criminal setting that can prevent any type of repercussions with regard to your record. You need an attorney who has successfully prevented complaints from issuing, resulting in numerous clients never even having to go in front of a judge. If you have been summonsed to a clerk magistrate or show cause hearing, go in prepared, with an experienced and aggressive but socially-skilled advocate by your side. Call us now.