Being accused of a crime can have devastating consequences. The mere accusation is enough to ruin your reputation and affect your relationships. Conviction, with possible probation or jail time, can be even worse. Because of the adverse impact of an accusation or an arrest, it is important to act quickly whenever you are suspected of a crime or when law enforcement shows up at your door to arrest you.
The single best thing you can do when facing criminal charges is to contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Your criminal defense lawyer can help you to talk to law enforcement, understand the arrest and trial process, protect your legal rights and defend yourself so you can achieve the most favorable outcome given the nature of the accusations and evidence against you.
There are a number of different types of crimes that you may be accused of and that can result in either misdemeanor or felony charges. Some examples of the types of criminal charges that you may be faced with include:
If you are accused of these or other crimes, then you should be aware that the state has the full resources of the government available to try to prove that you are guilty and that you should be sent to prison or otherwise face punishment. Going up against the state on your own is an unfair fight and not one you should attempt. Instead, you should contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible to get help with your case.
A criminal defense lawyer provides a number of important legal services whenever you are accused of a crime. For instance, a criminal defense lawyer can:
These are just a few examples of the many ways that a criminal defense attorney will assist you when you have been accused of a crime. Contact us today using our online form or at 610-566-0610 to learn more about how our Pennsylvania criminal defense lawyers can help.