What You Need to Know About Your Case
Information from a West Palm Beach Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you've been arrested, it is important that you act right away so that your lawyer can start getting the facts surrounding your case and building your defense. By having a better understanding of your rights and options you can make more informed decisions. At The Law Offices of Phillip T. Ridolfo, Jr., I am available directly for you to contact to get your questions answered and concerns addressed. With my 25 years of experience and extensive knowledge of the legal system, I can confidently advise you of your best legal options and will be a supportive advocate of your rights when you need it most. I understand that this may be a very difficult time for you, and that your future depends on having the best possible angle of defense.
After the Arrest
If you are arrested, the most important thing to remember is to never answer any questions from a law enforcement official without first seeking legal counsel. Anything you say may have incriminating consequences and may be used against you in court. When you are taken into custody it is important to get in contact with an attorney as fast as possible so that you can ensure you are being protected. Officers will likely try to interrogate you and back you into a corner, causing you to say something that can be taken in the wrong way and used against you when the case goes to trial.
Step By Step
If you are facing a possible jail sentence, this is possibly one of the most stressful periods of your life. The whole legal process of what happens from start to finish may seem confusing and overwhelmingly complex. An arrest is just the beginning and there will be many steps that come following it. Get the help of a West Palm Beach criminal attorney to help you understand where to go from here and what your next step is.
If you've been accused of a crime, you need to know and understand what your rights are. If you were arrested, you also should have been read your "Miranda Rights". It is common for law enforcement to overstep their area of authority and bypass the legal rights that a citizen has in an effort to obtain a certain outcome. Regardless, these rights should not be negated and it is important that you understand what they are so you can recognize when they are not being protected. In some cases, ignoring rights can be brought up in a legal case and can affect the outcome.
Hiring a Criminal Defense Attorney in West Palm Beach
Whether you've been charged with DUI, credit card fraud, drug crimes, felony crimes, identity theft, or rape – I will work to fight for your freedom and seek to have a swift resolution of your case with the best possible outcome, whether it be reduced penalties or even having the charges dismissed altogether. I even work with clients to achieve expungements.
If you are facing a criminal conviction and a possible jail sentence as well as hefty fines, it is best for you to have a competent ally on your side who knows the legal system inside and out. Contact my office today to learn more!