After someone has charged you with a crime, you should reach out to criminal defense attorneys Lake Charles, LA relies on from Delphin Law Offices. From time to time, citizens come in contact with a more unfavorable side of the law. When this happens it is always good to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. At Delphin Law Offices, our experienced lawyers can help you sort out your legal troubles and ensure that you have fair, affordable, and competent representation. So if you, or a loved one, have been arrested for a criminal violation please give us a call to set up a consultation.
Why should I hire an attorney?
Many people who have been accused of a crime choose not to fight the best they can. Especially if they believe the other side has good legal help and has overwhelming evidence, a person may, essentially, give up. Even if a person is innocent they may not think they have a chance at winning a criminal defense case. However, our Lake Charles, Louisiana criminal defense attorneys believe that you should never give up before trying your hardest. Our attorneys have years of experience in criminal defense and will work to create a defense that suits your case. It is important to speak openly with your attorney about what happened and know that you have an attorney-client relationship that is confidential.
I want to tell the arresting officers that I’m innocent and explain why I didn’t do what I was accused of. Is this ever a good idea?
Unfortunately, this is never a good idea. We understand your desire to explain a situation that you are thrust into but a police officer can and will use your words against you, even if you are exclaiming that you are innocent. Remember, you always have the right to remain silent when you are being arrested or taken into the station and we encourage you to exercise this right. Only give them your basic information (confirm your identity) and ask to speak with your lawyer immediately.
I think I will just plead guilty. Do I need an attorney for this?
We strongly advise you against pleading guilty before speaking with your attorney. Even if you are completely set on pleading guilty, getting advice from your attorney will allow you to make an educated decision and will open up possibilities of getting a lesser sentence or being released on bail. Not every judge will be okay with this, but your attorney may be able to convince a judge that you can be released on your own recognizance instead of being released on bail. This is essentially a promise that you will appear for any future court proceedings related to your case.
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If you need to speak with a criminal defense attorney and are unsure of who to turn to, look no further. Our team is here to help you out. To learn more about getting a criminal defense lawyer, reach out to our team of criminal defense attorneys in Lake Charles, LA now.