If you have been arrested or accused of a crime the first thing you need is to contact a competent criminal defense attorney. I understand that being accused of a crime is scary and can be one of the most physically, emotionally and psychologically stressful experiences anyone could go through. It is never too early to contact and/or hire an attorney to assist you in defending your rights. Despite what most people think and what some attorneys and law enforcement officers advise, it is always in your best interest to have an attorney retained immediately. Once this is done, there is the possibility to begin dialog with the State Attorney’s Office, in an effort to have the charges possibly reduced or not filed (No Information).
A common error is that individuals speak to law enforcement officers thinking that they will assist them in their case. This simply is not true. Law enforcement officers are not legally on your side and you should always consult with an attorney before ever speaking to them. For the record; it is not against the law for them to lie to you.
No matter where you are in the criminal process we can assist! As a former Prosecutor, I understand what it takes to prove an individual’s guilt in a court of law, and that standard of guilt is beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. Now I use that experience to my client’s advantage in defending their cases. Most cases are defendable, but in all cases, the person being accused needs competent legal representation. Having an attorney to physically speak for you and defend you; one who understands the law and has a working relationship with the courts, judges and prosecutors, is critical in obtaining a successful outcome in your matter.
At HD Legal Solutions we understand that innocent people are accused of crimes every day. We also understand that good people make mistakes and that one criminal matter should not ruin an individual’s life. Whether this is your first offense or you have had multiple run-ins with the law, you are entitled to competent legal representation.