You will see a judge within 48 hours at which time a decision will be made on your release or if the State will move for detention. If the State moves for detention you will have a detention hearing 72 hours later.
A good criminal defence lawyer will fight to get the best plea bargain. Although you may think pleading guilty is your best option an experienced lawyer may be able to find other ways out of certain situations.
Although it is your constitutional right to represent yourself there are inherent benefits in hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney. Dealing with law enforcement, prosecutors and the courts in complicated and often daunting task. In addition, criminal law is very techinical. Most general practice attorneys would attempt to represent a criminal client for these reasons.
No. GUARENTEEING RESULTS VIOLATES THE RULES OF professional misconduct. THE RULES strictly bar a lawyer from making a misleading communication and any guarantee of a particular outcome is clearly a misleading communication.
ALTHOUGH WE WILL GIVE YOU OUR BEST PROFESSIONAL OPINION, WE WILL NEVER GUARENTEE ANYTHING. YOU SHOULD BE SKEPTICAL ABOUT ANY ATTORNEY WHO PROVIDES YOU A GUARENTEE.
The sooner the better. As soon as you know that a criminal charge has been made or is likely to be made you should retain the services of an experienced criminal defence lawyer. This will help ensure that our offices investigators can begin the process of interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and coordinating with the authorities. In some instances, this early work can help prevent charges from being lodged at all.
Unfortunately, yes. The standard for law enforcement to charge someone is probable cause. Probable cause is a much lower standard than the beyond a reasonable doubt standard that is required to convict someone. As a result of these varying standards it quite possible to be charged with an offense despite the fact you are might be innocent. It is imperative that you have an experienced criminal defence attorney to navigate this high stake process.
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