IMPORTANCE OF HAVING AN ATTORNEY AT ALL STAGES OF YOUR CRIMINAL CASE
Whether you are being suspected of a crime, are being investigated for a crime, or you have already been arrested and charged with a crime, it is crucial that you protect your rights as well as your future by hiring a skilled criminal defense attorney who will be at your side during all stages of your case.
Being questioned by the police can be an intimidating experience, even if you believe you have not done anything wrong. The purpose of the questioning may be to simply gather information from you as a witness. However, it may also be to obtain incriminating statements from you to make their case stronger against you. Whatever the situation, you do not want to be questioned by law enforcement without counsel. If you have been contacted by the police, do not go alone.
Contact us at (818) 210-3554 as soon as possible to talk to one of our criminal defense attorneys, who will evaluate your case and advise you how to proceed.
Hiring an attorney prior to being charged with a crime can also be crucial in other aspects. Prosecutors often file cases prematurely, before they have received and reviewed all the relevant evidence. Your attorney may present other crucial information/evidence during the investigation stage, that may possibly undermine the prosecution’s evidence and weaken their case, helping the prosecution decide not to file charges against you.
After charges have been filed
Hiring a criminal defense attorney after being arrested or charged with a crime is important to best protect your rights and/or prove your innocence if you think you are being wrongfully accused of a crime. Your attorney will conduct his or her own investigation, will file motions to suppress evidence that might have been illegally obtained by the police (i.e. in violation of your Constitutional rights), will challenge the prosecution’s evidence, which will weaken the prosecution’s case, and will negotiate a plea agreement that best serve your interests. Your attorney will also help you determine whether you should take a “plea deal” or go to trial to prove your innocence.
WHY CHOOSE ANTN LAW
Criminal defense attorneys at ANTN Law APC understand that any person who has been charged with a crime faces consequences that can be life-changing. We feel the pain, and as such, we give each case as much importance and priority as our clients do for their own cases.
IF YOU CHOOSE US, WE WILL:
- Always be available to answer your questions and address your concerns
- Keep all communication with you private
- Review all the evidence to find errors or any constitutional violations committed by law enforcement
- Conduct thorough legal research based on the facts of your case to come up with the best strategy for defending your case
- File relevant motions to suppress evidence and prevent the prosecution from using the evidence against you, if it has been obtained in violation of your constitutional rights
- Devote any time necessary to prepare for your case in advance of court dates or hearings
- Will aggressively negotiate to either have your charges dropped or reduced
In other words: WE WILL SPEND TIME ON YOUR CASE TO GET YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME BECAUSE YOUR CASE IS AS IMPORTANT FOR US AS IT IS FOR YOU.Quick Guide to Your Constitutional Rights When Interacting With the Police
You have the right to remain silent when being questioned by the police. You can say: “I do not wish to speak with you or answer your questions. I am exercising my constitutional right to remain silent.”
If you are not under arrest, you have the right to calmly leave. If you are being questioned by the police, politely ask them if you are under arrest, if they say no, you can calmly leave
You have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself (your person), your car, or your home. You can say: “I do not give you permission to enter my home”, or, “I do not consent to a search of my person,” or, “I do not give you permission to search my car.”
You have the right to a lawyer if you are arrested. Ask for one immediately
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Our team handles all criminal matters including DUI, assault and battery, domestic violence, homicide and more.
We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for immediate assistance.