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How To Choose The Right Criminal Defense Attorney

Being charged with a crime can be very stressful. Having an experienced criminal defense attorney by your side can alleviate much of that stress. Handling your criminal case is not something you should tackle alone. If you’ve been charged with a crime, we urge you to contact the experienced team at Chastaine Jones for a consultation.

Know Your Rights

An individual is arrested when they are in police custody and not free to leave. While people who are arrested are usually taken to jail, the arrest begins earlier. While the police don’t necessarily have to read a suspect’s Miranda Rights during an arrest, they must read it before interrogating a suspect. Many police officers read it during the arrest so they can start questioning right away.

The evidence gathered from the interrogation cannot be used against you if you have not been informed of your constitutional right to remain silent and to seek the legal help of a lawyer. To invoke your right to remain silent, you must explicitly say to police officers that you want to invoke your right to remain silent and speak with an attorney.

During the investigation, the police may ask you to provide a handwriting sample or to participate in a line-up. It is highly recommended you consult with a  criminal defense attorney to discuss your options. Whether you are dealing with what seems to be a minor accusation or are facing a multitude of serious charges, it is essential to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal minefield.

Choosing The Right Criminal Defense Attorney In Gold River

When looking for a criminal defense attorney consider asking the following questions:

  • Do you have experience handling cases like my case?
  • Do you have the time and staff to handle my case properly?
  • What are your fees, and how are you paid?
  • Will there be any hidden costs?
  • What are your expectations from clients?
  • How often can I expect to hear from you?
  • What differentiates you from other attorneys?

Getting answers to these questions can help you to select the right team to represent you. Give us a call at 916-894-8431 or send us an email and our experienced attorneys will answer your questions and make sure you are confident in your representation.