Do I need a lawyer?
If you are charged with a crime there are serious potential consequences including hefty fines and jail time. An attorney who is experienced in criminal defense can work with you to avoid the most severe punishment. It is always in your best interest to consult with an attorney if you have been arrested.
I haven’t been arrested, but the police want to talk to me. I don’t need an attorney, right?
Police officers are trained to investigate crimes and gather information. In all likelihood, you are not. If the police are looking for you, or “just want to talk,” you should protect your rights and self-interest with the right attorney before it’s too late!
What are some of the potential consequences?
An arrest can lead to a conviction. Convictions can carry a variety of penalties including steep fines, probation and jail sentences.
What if I am arrested for DWI?
If you are charged with driving while intoxicated (or impaired) you will want to contact an attorney as soon as possible. At arraignment the judge will suspend your license pending prosecution, which means that your license will be suspended until your case is resolved. An attorney can help you determine whether you are eligible for a hardship privilege, which would allow you to retain limited driving privileges while your case is pending.
The consequences for DWI have gotten much more severe in the past several years, so it is important to hire an attorney who can determine the best course of action necessary to avoid jail and the possible loss of your driver’s license forever.
Every case is different. To discuss your specific legal problem and get the representation you need, contact Lynch-McGuire Law today!