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FAQs: Criminal Defense

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Defense Attorney Melbourne, FL

If you are charged with a crime, you may feel nervous and stressed. While this is certainly a scary situation to be in, it’s important to remain calm and take the necessary steps to deal with this matter. No matter what type of crime you’ve been accused of, you should discuss your legal options with a qualified criminal defense attorney.

What Do I Do If Police Try to Question Me?

After you’ve been arrested, the police will likely request for you to talk to them about your case. However, discussing your case with the police is one of the last things you want to do. Even if you’re innocent of the crime you’re accused of, it won’t do you any good to talk to the police. They’re only there to get information to use against you. You might accidentally say something that will incriminate you. Instead, politely tell the police that you don’t want to talk about your case without your defense attorney present.

How Soon Do I Need to Hire an Attorney?

When you’re dealing with a criminal charge, you definitely don’t want to procrastinate hiring an attorney. Although you do have the option to represent yourself, it may be more difficult to achieve a successful outcome in your case. You will face an experienced prosecuting attorney. A defense attorney Melbourne, FL residents trust can provide you with a strong defense.

Do Defense Attorneys Handle All Types of Criminal Cases?

Yes. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Arcadier, Biggie & Wood can handle all types of criminal cases, including theft, sexual misconduct and drunk driving. 

Should I Bother Fighting a Misdemeanor?

A misdemeanor has less severe penalties than a felony, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take it seriously. If you’re convicted of a misdemeanor, you may face up to a year in jail and fines. A misdemeanor can also go on your criminal record, which can make it more difficult to secure employment.

How Long Will My Case Take to Resolve?

Dealing with criminal charges is stressful, so it’s understandable that you may want to resolve your case as quickly as possible. How long your case takes to resolve, however, will depend on multiple factors. For example, if you take a plea deal rather than going to trial, you can typically resolve your case faster.

Can I Discuss My Case with My Family?

When you’re in legal trouble, it could be comforting to lean on a family member’s shoulder. However, you should avoid discussing the details of your case with anyone but your attorney. If your family members are subpoenaed, they will be legally obligated to tell the court what you told them.

If you’re facing criminal charges, the team at Law Offices of Arcadier, Biggie & Wood can help.

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