New Port Richey Criminal Defense Lawyer
The process of a criminal trial is not meant to be confusing, but most people in that situation are terrified of what could happen if they are convicted. Regardless of what you have been accused of, prosecutors take the complaints against you at face value. Their job is to secure the highest conviction they can with the evidence available to them. With the prosecutor against you, it is important for anyone who has been arrested to have an experienced New Port Richey criminal defense lawyer on their side.
Should I ever take a plea?
You should never accept a plea deal without having a lawyer review your case first. How to handle a criminal case is a very important decision that could affect the rest of your life. This is not a decision that anyone should make without being absolutely certain that it is in their best interest.
The decision of whether to accept a plea deal can be very complicated. The facts and circumstances of the case, the evidence and the terms of the deal are all extremely important and one missed component could mean the difference between jail time and having a case dismissed.
As a former prosecutor, attorney Cameron King is well versed in exactly how prosecutors view evidence and negotiate cases. This experience allows Cameron to recognize that whether you should accept a plea deal is rarely as simple as yes or no. The right answer lies in having a dependable attorney who can not only explain every phase of the process so you have a full understanding of the situation, but also fight for you to the point that you’re sure any plea deal you’re considering is the best possible deal you could get.
If you’re faced with this dilemma, contact a New Port Richey criminal defense lawyer with King Law Group to make sure you have all the information and are making the right decision for you and your future.
During and after your arrest
When you’re arrested, the police will read you your Miranda rights, which include the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. You should avail yourself to both, even if you know you’re innocent. Many times, a law enforcement investigation does not produce enough evidence for an arrest to be made, but this can quickly change if you waive your right to remain silent. Most people decide to speak to police because they are simply trying to be cooperative or don’t realize they have no obligation to answer the police officer’s questions. This could ultimately lead to you providing law enforcement with the evidence they need to make an arrest; evidence they may not have had before.
If the police are speaking with you it is likely because they are investigating the possibility that a crime was committed, possibly by you. While being cooperative may sound like the right thing to do, especially when you don’t believe you haven’t done anything wrong, it may provide information which could be used against you. The best course of action is to politely ask for a lawyer and inform investigators that you are not at liberty to talk until after you’ve spoken to your attorney.
Talk to a New Port Richey Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you’re facing criminal charges in New Port Richey, King Law Group can help you answer the charges and provide a strong defense. Call today to discuss your situation in more detail and allow us to begin preparing your defense immediately.