At the time of your arrest, you may feel helpless and utterly without control over the situation. You can regain some control and help yourself in the long run by immediately asserting your constitutional rights to be silent and to speak with an attorney.
The answer to that question is – it depends. Pleading no contest or guilty is can lead to a criminal conviction, which can have severe, life-altering consequences. While you should always confer with an experienced criminal defense attorney, the final decision on whether to accept or reject a plea offer belongs to you – not […]
Having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side – one who understands the system, and who knows the law and the rules (both spoken and unspoken) – helps to level the playing field.
The Fifth and Sixth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution establish the fundamental rights of a criminal defendant before and during trial. The purpose of these rights is to ensure that all citizens are treated fairly and to protect defendants from overreaching by the government or abuse at the hands of an overzealous prosecutor. If you […]
If you violate the terms of your probation, you may be placed in custody by your probation officer, which is also referred to as having a “detainer” lodged on you. You will then have a hearing before the judge who sentenced you previously. At the initial hearing, your lawyer will discuss with the prosecutor to […]