Providing Direct Answers To Your Criminal Defense Questions
When you have found yourself on the wrong side of the law, it can be difficult to find a path forward without legal experience or know-how. Even if you have a criminal record, each case is different. What may have worked in the past may not be the best approach to take today.
Before you make a move that you could regret, please read our Q-and-A section below to get information about common criminal legal matters and other concerns that you may have. Then, call our criminal defense team at Daniels & Rothman. We offer free initial consultations to all prospective clients because we want to help you protect your rights throughout the criminal process.
What do I do if I’ve been falsely accused?
Hiring a criminal defense attorney is a smart move even when you are innocent. If you do not have proof to support your version of events, you could be punished for a crime that someone else committed. It is not uncommon for law enforcement agents to build a case using evidence that has been taken out of context, such as text messages found on cellphones or answers provided during interrogations.
Our attorneys know how to protect your rights and minimize the impact proceedings have on your life. When you hire us, we begin developing your defense and investigating the prosecution’s case against you.
Do I need a lawyer for my criminal defense case?
Representing yourself may save you money in the short term, but it can cost you more in the long run. Our attorneys have substantial experience with the criminal process in Georgia, so they know which documents need to be filed, what information needs to be provided and when courtroom appearances are required. If you choose to represent yourself, you may miss a deadline, forget to submit necessary forms or fail to follow procedures. These mistakes can put your case at risk and prolong the legal process.
Let us handle administrative tasks and develop your case for you. We can address your matters efficiently and effectively.
How can an attorney help me before I’ve been charged?
If you have been arrested, a qualified attorney can help defend your rights even before you have been charged. Answering questions in an interrogation without representation can be risky because your answers can be used against you after you have been charged. Our attorneys are familiar with the tactics that officers use to trick individuals into incriminating themselves.
The minute that you ask for an attorney, officers are required to stop their interrogation. As your advocate, we will protect your interests during police questionings and take steps to ensure that your constitutional rights are not violated.
Will my criminal defense case go to trial?
Most criminal matters are resolved outside the courtroom, but it is advantageous to work with a criminal defense attorney who is ready to fight for your case in court. Attorney Rothman has compiled an impressive record of success in Athens courtrooms before juries and judges. He knows how to design effective strategies that secure favorable results. When a criminal matter threatens your welfare, your future and your rights, you need to work with an attorney who is eager to fight for you in court.
Do You Have Other Questions? Talk To Us Today.
We provide the honest answers that you need to make smart choices. Learn about your options during a free initial consultation. Call 706-621-5166 or email Daniels & Rothman to schedule your appointment today.