If you’re searching for a small, 6 x 8 room for rent that includes supervision, three daily meals, and no freedom, go to court to answer your criminal charge without an attorney and this dwelling unit could be yours. The local jail or prison cell will gladly accommodate you for the rest of your life if the judge orders such a sentence. You see, when you go to court without an attorney, you are playing a game that you simply aren’t skilled enough to play. Judges, lawyers, and others in the legal system have years of expertise and knowledge love you, not to mention the upper hand since the title is also by their name. Fortunately, it is easy to retain our Troy criminal lawyers to represent you in court and forego that jail cell rental. When an attorney is in court to represent your case, you’ll have skilled legal experts by your side who are ready to prepare your defense and keep you out of hot water.
Types of Criminal Charges
When you are charged with a crime, it is labeled as a misdemeanor or a felony crime. Misdemeanor crimes are less serious in nature than a felony. As such, the consequences for a conviction aren’t as stiff as those for a felony conviction. Nonetheless, a misdemeanor criminal conviction is very serious and can land you in jail for up to 11 months, 29-days. Plus, you may be ordered to take special classes, pay fines, or even put on probation as a condition of the conviction. Felony charges will leave you in prison for no less than one year if convicted. Because of the seriousness of a felony, some charges may lead to life imprisonment if convicted. After a felony conviction lands on your criminal record, it is hard to acquire employment or housing, you cannot own a gun, and face a tarnished reputation of judgment and ridicule for a long time to come. Rest assured a criminal attorney will get the best possible outcome in your case, whether you face a misdemeanor or a felony criminal charge.
Examples of Misdemeanor Crimes:
Examples of Felony Crimes:
– Sex Crimes
– Drug Mfg.
What to do After an Arrest
Whether you are arrested and charged with a misdemeanor or a felony crime, it is important to keep a few things in mind to keep yourself safe during this time. Emotions are high and you’re probably afraid and scared and wonder what to do. Remember, you have the right to remain silent and this right is one that you should use at this time. If you talk to anyone in the patrol car or even in the jail, the things that you say may only make the case worse, or you may inadvertently provide information that is used against you in court. Do not give law enforcement a hard time, however. If you feel that you are being unjustly arrested, resisting only makes matters worse. You’ll have your day in court and when an attorney is retained, rest assured you’ll get what you deserve after such an incident. Find a bail bonding agent and get out of jail quickly and then make sure the next thing you do is reach out to our Troy criminal lawyers. Bail bondsman charge only 10% of the original bond amount so it is easier to come up with the money to get out of jail. Once you’re free, our lawyer will help you better understand your case and the charges that you are facing, as well as what it means for your future.
Why Hire a Lawyer?
Criminal charges can turn your life upside down in more ways than one. This is true whether you are facing a minor or a major charge. You need a lawyer there to represent you in court so this does not happen. The average individual simply lacks the expertise that an attorney has and when it is time to go to court when your lie is on the line, this is not a risk that you should take so willingly. An attorney protects you and your rights and ensures that your life is not turned upside down after a criminal charge. You can speak to an attorney a no cost during a consultation to discuss your case. This consultation is valuable and helps you better learn where you stand and what to expect if you hire the lawyer. Make sure you take advantage of this consultation and get the legal guidance that can keep you free. Criminal matters should never be taken lightly. There is far too much on the line to treat it as a game.
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