Circuit Court Trials

ARE YOU CHARGED WITH A circuit court case?

Circuit Court trials are generally heard by juries. But preliminary matters, legal Motions such as Suppression, Objections, Sentencing and Post-Trial Motions are heard by the trial judge. The jury will hear the facts and attempt to decide unanimously whether you're guilty or not guilty. We strive to be more prepared on your case than the Assistant State's Attorney to make sure we navigate the process to get you the best possible outcome. Mr. Cleckner has been practicing in nothing but Criminal & Traffic Defense and Peace & Protective Orders since 2006.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN district and circuit court?

Circuit Court is much more formal because your charges are much more serious, you typically appear for at least two court dates: One for Status and/or Motions, and one for Trial. Circuit Court has juries, which aren't available in District Court.


We'd be happy to discuss your options with you. We handle all facets of criminal and jailable traffic defense, and if we can't answer your questions, we'll do some research or find someone who can answer them.


We're familiar with all Circuit Court judges and prosecutors. It's our business to know how they handle certain types of cases, certain situations, and whether we're likely to get the result we want.