Arlington Criminal Defense Lawyer
A criminal charge of any kind is a serious matter. Our first priority is to educate you about your constitutional rights and the legal process in defending a criminal case. We will develop an effective criminal defense to the charges against you, and we will strive to obtain the most favorable outcome possible for you.
Being charged with a crime is very stressful. We know that sometimes the human side of our clients gets lost in the criminal justice system, and our job is to listen to your questions and concerns, and to guide you through the legal process as smoothly as possible.
What Happens After a Crime?
The first issue in most criminal cases involves talking to the police. Most people when they are confronted by the police want to try and explain their side of the story. Oftentimes this is the worst thing you could do. You most likely are not going to be able to talk yourself out of being arrested. The police are rarely interested in your side of the story, unless it supports the police officer’s version of the story already. The only thing you are doing by talking to the police is giving them more opportunity to gain evidence against you. We advise our clients to never speak to the police without their attorney present. The decision about whether to speak with the police at all is a very important and complex decision, and you should consult with us before you do so.
The second issue faced in a criminal proceeding is the timeline of events. The criminal justice system is not quick. You will have a number of court appearances over the course of the proceeding, and you will need to attend all of them. If we cannot come up with an acceptable plea bargain with the district attorney, then we will have to go to trial.
What Will Be Done for Me?
Our goal first and foremost is to try and get the most favorable result for our clients as possible. Sometimes this means accepting a plea bargain, and other times we will have to go to trial. We will work together with you to determine what the best outcome is for your situation, and work toward that goal. If you have been charged with a crime, call us before you speak with the police, and let us work with you to protect your rights.