How are you supposed to react when you’re arrested or you discover that you’re facing arrest? Doesn’t calling an attorney make you look guilty? As a matter of fact, no. Getting in touch with an attorney as soon as possible after an arrest helps you protect yourself from the wrongful accusations leveled against you.
Our criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix are here to help you overcome the accusations threatening to ruin your life. You can reach out to Suzuki Law Offices within hours of an arrest to secure the representation you need to protect your future. Our initial case evaluation comes free of charge.
Attorneys Can Protect Your Rights After an Arrest
Police officers have an obligation to read you your Miranda rights for a reason. Your Miranda rights outline your reduced ability to defend yourself from harm in the wake of an arrest. You specifically retain:
- The right to remain silent
- The right to a self-selected attorney
- The right to a state-appointed public defender
- The right to stop answering officers’ questions and to request an attorney
In this same vein, police officers retain the right to use anything you say at the scene against you.
It is in your best interest to get an attorney on the scene with you as soon as possible. That “anything you say can be used against you” can come back to bite you in court if you try to plead or otherwise make troubling statements. An attorney can cut in and protect your future standing by communicating with officers on your behalf.
Criminal Defense Attorneys Can Meet Your Where You Are
You do not have to wait until you make bail to contact an attorney. It is in your best interest to get an attorney on the scene as soon as you can in the face of an arrest. Our criminal defense attorneys can meet you in jail, in your home, or wherever best suits your needs.
In doing so, we make it easier for you to begin outlining your defense without having to wait.
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Defending Yourself Versus Working With an Attorney
No one will force you to work with a criminal defense attorney in the wake of an arrest. If you’re concerned about the cost of working with an attorney, you can still work with a state-appointed public defender, as Texas and other states uphold your right to fair representation. You may equally turn down your right to a public defender to represent yourself.
Our team understands that you may choose to represent yourself out of fear of legal consequences or representative costs. Even with those concerns in mind, it may be in your best interest to let a legal professional take point on your case. The perks of working with an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer can include the following:
Attorneys Know the Law
It can prove challenging to argue against criminal accusations if you don’t understand Arizona’s criminal laws in and out. There are a range of different ways that today’s lawmakers and prosecutors can interpret the laws you allegedly violated. If you don’t have a knowledgeable defendant representing your best interests, legal misunderstandings may land you in hot water.
Working with a criminal defense attorney who understands the finer points of Arizona’s criminal law can help you more effectively argue your innocence in court.
Attorneys are Familiar With the Court System
Understanding the laws that apply to your case is one thing. It’s another thing to navigate the court system. The criminal system, in particular, can prove challenging to navigate without assistance.
You may not understand how to respond to criminal accusations, what courts to file your paperwork with, and, in some cases, what permission you have to appeal a court’s decision. If you find yourself contending with mandatory jail time, you may also lack access to the resources that might help you learn how to navigate the legal system.
Our team brings extensive courtroom experience to your criminal defense. You can trust in our combined decades of experience navigating Phoenix’s criminal court system when advocating for your rights before a judge.
Contacting a Criminal Defense Attorney doesn’t Commit You to Legal Representation
You can reach out to a private criminal defense attorney without committing to their services. Our team can meet you where you are, discuss our services, and let you choose whether or not you want to move forward with our representation. You may even decide that you prefer to work with a public defender over a private attorney after your initial consultation.
That, however, is the power of an initial meeting. Once you get to know an attorney, you can get a better idea as to how they may represent you in a court of law. It’s entirely up to you to determine who you want to work with and, in turn, what kind of representation you want.
Reach Out to Suzuki Law Offices Today
The sooner you get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer in the face of an arrest, the better. Our attorneys take strides to protect your rights in conversations with police officers, prosecutors, and other judicial parties.
You can get in touch with the criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix to protect your future today. Contact Suzuki Law Offices to arrange your free case consultation ASAP.