If you or a member of your family is aware of pending charges or has been accused of a crime, it is critical to contact a qualified criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights are protected. Criminal charges can affect your family, your financial security and your future.
Serious criminal charges call for a serious legal defense. When your freedom is at stake, it is essential to contact a qualified criminal defense attorney to guide you through the legal system. I am dedicated to working with individuals and families during some of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives. Regardless of what you are charged with, I want to help you through this process to make sure that you and your rights are protected.
For me to be able to help you, you have to first call me and set up a time for us to talk in detail about your arrest, what you are accused of having done and the defenses you have. You can reach my office by phone at (864) 707-2600.
When you call I or my paralegal will set up a time for us to talk about your case.
When you hire me as your lawyer you are getting all of my experience and skills to help guide you through the legal process. My job is to stand between you and the prosecution to protect your rights and present an aggressive defense on your behalf.
Our first meeting is very important to make sure that I have what is necessary to protect you and your rights. It is important for both of us to be prepared for our first meeting because the more I know about you and your case the more I can help you.
Here are some helpful hints to help you prepare for our first meeting:
Know the Charges Against You
Come to the office prepared to discuss what the police suspect you of doing and why the suspect you of doing it. This will be the foundation on which your lawyer builds your defense, and it is critical that you know exactly what you’re up against.
Know How Much You Can Spend On Your Defense
Criminal defense attorneys have a variety of resources that may be applied to your case, ranging from scientific experts to professionals who can reevaluate the prosecution’s evidence. Knowing upfront what financial resources you may be able to devote to your defense will allow your lawyer to better develop a comprehensive trial strategy.
Think About the Details of What Happened and When
Any contact with law enforcement can be intimidating and traumatic. Sit down, relax for a minute, and think about the details of what happened. Even the smallest detail can be crucial in building your defense. Did the police conduct any searches, and if so, where and under what circumstances? Did you say anything incriminating during questioning? I will examine the details of each interaction you had with law enforcement and try to keep any unfavorable evidence out of court. However, even if such evidence is admissible, it is still important your attorney know what happened to be prepared for the prosecution’s case.
Think About Details that Could Hurt You
It can be stressful to think about the negatives in your case, but it is never a good idea to conceal facts that may be harmful to your case from your attorney. Knowing all of the relevant facts will be crucial to me in developing your defense. Any harmful information you hide from me may be discovered by the prosecution, leaving me caught off guard in the courtroom because I did not learn about it from you first.
What to Bring with You
When you come to meet with me, bring any items or documents connected to your case. This can be anything from documents the police gave you to things that may prove you were not present when the crime happened or that you could not have been the one who committed it.
Contact Me As Soon As Possible After Your Arrest (or As Soon As You Learn You Are Under Investigation)
If you have been arrested and are facing criminal charges, or have reason to believe you are the subject of a police investigation, call me as soon as possible.
Do not make any statements to the police without having your lawyer present with you. No matter what charges you may be facing, it is never a good idea to go to court alone. I want to help you get through this stressful time and will do everything I can to get you the best possible outcome, but you have to call me before I can do anything to help you.
Call me today to set up a time to talk about your arrest, the charges against you and your defense (864) 707-2600.