If you’ve been charged with a crime and you’re feeling anxious, scared, and you don’t know what to do next, what you are feeling is natural. Your future is threatened and you know that means your family would be affected too. The good news, however, is that it does not have to be as bad as you think. As a matter of fact, your attorney can work with you to bring out the details of your case so that you can have a much better outcome than you think you may be able to have.
When Under Investigation
It is possible that you may be under investigation, yet you have not been arrested yet. It is fair to assume that the arrest will take place soon. During that time, it is important that you use the right to remain silent and not talk about the case. This means not submitting to any interviews with any investigatory units without first having your attorney by your side. Your attorney will protect your rights so that you can move on with your case and then on with your life.
Your attorney helps you by answering any questions for you. That way you do not have to worry about anything you say being misconstrued as something it is not. Anytime something a defendant says is misinterpreted, it can be used against them in court. Your Ramsey County criminal defense lawyers works to ensure this does not happen to you.
After The Arrest
After you have been arrested, it is important to stay calm. Remember that the arrest is procedural and it does not mean that your future is doomed. It is a difficult scenario to digest, but know that it will not last. Your attorney will work with you on establishing bail and will do everything possible to ensure your rights are protected.
Even after you are able to leave jail, it is important to not speak to anyone except your lawyer about your case. Together, both of you will review all aspects of your case in order to put together a strategy that will allow you to move on with your life. Even if you are guilty, you can count on a strategy being constructed that will cast doubt on some, if not all, of the evidence. There are times in which cases have been completely dismissed and other times where the charges are reduced, which means the consequences are not as severe if convicted.
Contact A Criminal Attorney Ramsey County
When you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, you need immediate intervention. You need an attorney who can show that the charges against you are too harsh or completely unfounded. You need a good defense against the evidence the prosecution says they have against you. To get started in creating a solid defense, call Judith A. Samson at 612-333-8001 for your free initial consultation and learn about your rights, how they can be protected, and what strategies can be used in your case.