Know your rights when you are facing criminal charges
Learning that you are facing criminal charges is the first phase in a line of events that can dramatically change the course of your life. In some cases, your life will be changed even if you are found not guilty, simply because of the social ramifications of being charged. This might be the case if the crime you are charged with is one that has a stigma attached, such as rape.
No matter what your criminal charge is, you need to make sure that your rights are being respected as your case proceeds through the criminal justice system. This includes your right to not be forced to incriminate yourself and the right to have an attorney present when you are being questioned.
As you go through each step of the process, you should make mental notes about what happens. When we discuss your case with you, we might be able to use the information you provide to form part of your defense. Civil rights violations, such as a police officer not getting a search warrant or your consent before searching your home, can sometimes have a big impact on a criminal case, as the evidence collected at the time of the civil rights violation might not be admissible in court.
We know that comprehending all of this might be more than you can handle at one time. We are here to help answer your questions and help you explore the options you have for handling your case. You don’t have to face the prosecution alone when we can stand firm by your side to keep your rights protected.