Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
- What do I do if the police contact me?
The first thing to do is to call and consult a lawyer. Most police offices have a presumption to arrest you and will try and asking you tricky questions to reveal specific details of the event. By contacting a lawyer, you can be protected from this interrogation and we will ensure your rights and make sure you are not questioned by the police.
- Should I give a statement to the police?
Never give a statement without thinking or consulting a legal representative. In spite of being the victim or the convict, statements always make your case worse no matter what the police tell you. The officer might vouch to speak on your behalf to the attorney but it is just a false hope since in some cases they cannot even arrest without a statement. Never commit this mistake without consulting otherwise chances of winning will decrease drastically.
- A friend or family member has just been arrested, what should I do?
The first thing to do is call a lawyer near you. If someone is being arrested, time is a very crucial factor. The main thing to worry about is to prevent the police officer into questioning the person being arrested. The lawyer can call the police station and refrain the officer from questioning the arrested person. A police officer can lull the person by using various tricks to get some sort of statement which can be stopped once the legal representative steps in.
- The police are knocking on my door, what should I do?
You have the right to make them stay out of your house premises unless they have a valid inspection or search warrant. If they have a legit warrant, you can ask them to show it up by holding or by telling them to slide it under the door. In case of extreme circumstances such as hiding someone or the danger of escaping, the police may break the door without even presenting the warrant. A lawyer can speak on your behalf to find out what exactly happened.
- I have just been arrested, what should I do?
Always be respectful towards the police officer. Make sure to call a lawyer before answering any questions. The officer may try to lure in to making an elicit statement that might oppose to your interest. No matter what false hope of security the police gives you, always call a lawyer before answering anything.
- Do I need a Lawyer?
This is the most common asked question that our firm receives. The answer is pretty straightforward; if you are accused of any crime then it is best to call a lawyer to help you successfully defend your case. Only an experienced lawyer such as xxx is able to protect your rights and provide your freedom.
- How can I set up an initial consultation?
The easiest way to set up a consultation is by calling us. We are available 24 hours 7 days a week and we will be more than happy to help you. We will set up a confidential meeting where you can ask as much questions as you want regarding your case.
- What happens once I retain a lawyer?
Once a lawyer is retained, we start working on your case to see the possible scenarios. We try to evaluate all the possible outcomes and then call the assigned prosecutor to discuss their position.
- How is my case handled?
Retaining a lawyer is just the first step. After that the lawyer will give his undivided attention on the case and will prepare your defense. He will also review everything and see if there are technical issues that can help in your defense.
- Can I get a plea offer/reduction of the charges?
We try to achieve the best possible outcome in every case. We will try to discuss with the prosecutor to drop the charges or in very least reduce the charges. We aim to provide justice so that you can go back to normal daily routine.
- Do I have to go to trial?
We take an attempt to look at all the possible scenarios and then decide it is the right thing for you to go to trial or not. If the prosecutor is not willing to make a favorable decision, then we will discuss and the see the consequences to decide whether to go to a trial or not…
- How quickly can my case be resolved?
The duration and condition of each case is different from one another. It is really hard to predict the total time taken to solve each case. The scheduling of the court meeting also plays a key role in deciding the duration of the case. We always strive to solve each case as soon as possible.
- How often can I expect my lawyer to contact me?
We sympathize with you during your testing times to answer every query you have in your mind. We try to come up will all possible outcomes and we will give you a call whenever any new piece of evidence or information comes up regarding your case. Don’t be hesitant or wait for our call. You can always call us if you have any query regarding your case.