Q: What do I do if there is a warrant out for my arrest?
A: It is very important that you contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys to try and figure out if and why you may have a warrant for your arrest. During the consult, you can use that time to figure out a plan to quash the arrest warrant and see what your options may be.
Q: I was arrested and now I have a court date with criminal charges. What do I do?
A: It is now imperative that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. You have had police contact, which means that you need to make sure your future is protected. Any of our attorneys will be able to walk you through any phase of a criminal investigation. Additionally, if police have reached out to you and you have not responded, it is very important that you speak to an attorney before reaching out to the police.
Q: When should I hire an attorney to help me?
A: While we can be brought on at almost any stage of a case, the sooner an attorney is involved, the better. We can work on a case pre-charging to work and see if we can prevent charges from being filed after a police encounter. Because a lot of our attorneys are former state prosecutors, we know what the charging process looks like and can sometimes pluck a case from turning into charges if we have enough time. As soon as you are charged, though, it is imperative to have an attorney by your side. Even the first court, also known as the initial appearance, has a lot of moving parts that will require an attorney by your side. This includes things like bail, bond conditions, whether there is probable cause to charge you, and many other things.
Q: How much should I tell my lawyer?
A: Your attorney will be able to do a much better job for you if you are honest and give them every detail of your case. The smallest things can be very important to your case. Attorneys do not like surprises, so it is important to be upfront, even if it is embarrassing. In negotiating, trials, and anywhere in between, the truth will come out, so it is better to prepare and plan so that we are ready. The nice part about honesty with your lawyer is that it remains confidential between you and your attorney. So, even if you tell us something that is incriminating or something you do not really want to admit, your attorney cannot tell anyone else without your permission. Judges, police, and prosecutors are not allowed to listen in on attorney-client phone calls, and this allows you to freely speak without fear it will be held against you later on. This occurs as soon as you call us for a consultation, even if you decide not to hire us.