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What Do Criminal Law Attorneys Do?
Criminal Law attorneys represent clients in actions initiated against individuals by the federal or state government. Unlike in civil law, those who are prosecuted for a crime are guaranteed the right to assistance of counsel. The Sixth Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees this right.
This right, generally, must be invoked by the individual and applies only after the initiation of formal adversarial proceedings – whether by way of formal charge, preliminary hearing, indictment, information, or arraignment.
Criminal Law attorneys are there to support an arrested individual; an individual questioned by police but not formally charged; or an individual charged with a crime. Criminal Law attorneys are able to provide clients with a valuable knowledge and understanding of the charges and implications of your actions.
Can I Plead Not Guilt Even if I'm Guilty?
Regardless of the specific facts of your case, you are innocent until you are proven guilty. It is vital that you discuss your specific case with a Criminal law attorney. Law Info can connect you with qualified Lead Counsel Criminal Law Attorneys, who can discuss your options with you.For more information about your specific case, contact a qualified Lead Counsel Criminal Law Attorney, as listed on this site, to discuss your legal options.
Why Should I Hire a Criminal Law Attorney?
It is your fundamental right to have assistance of counsel in a Criminal case. Generally, it is recommended that prior to or once you are brought in for questioning, or as soon as you are arrested, you request the assistance of counsel.
Police officers and prosecutors do not have a legal duty to act in your best interest. The only individuals who can effectively provide you with legal advice are those of experienced Criminal Law attorneys. Criminal charges can have grave effects on your life and your family members’ lives. Exercise your right. Contact a skilled and knowledgeable Lead Counsel Criminal Defense Lawyer in your area today.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Happens If I Am Arrested?
After you have been arrested, there are certain timeframes and procedures that the prosecution and the court must follow. Usually, the police will advise you of your Miranda rights (the … more
What Are The Miranda Rights?
Also known as the Miranda Rule or the Miranda Warning, when you are arrested in the U.S.A, police officers must warn you that you have the right to remain silent, that any thing you … more
Where Do The Miranda Rights Come From?
The Miranda rights come from the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the 5th Amendment rule against self incrimination. In 1966, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the historic case of … more
When Must The Police Read Me My Miranda Rights?
The Miranda warning is usually given when a person is arrested. However, the Miranda Rights attach during any “custodial interrogation” (when a person is substantially deprived of … more
What Do My Miranda Rights Protect Against During A Police Investigation?
In addition to advising you of your Miranda rights upon arrest, the arresting authorities must respect your Miranda rights throughout an investigation. Once a defendant invokes the right to … more
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