Aggressive Criminal Defense Available to Fight For Your Future
Arrested For a Crime in Tucson, AZ?
Protecting Your Rights & Freedom
Have you been arrested? Are you wanted for questioning in relation to any type of criminal offense? If your future is on the line due to formal or informal criminal allegations or extradition, you need a skilled attorney by your side to protect your rights. The arresting officer, the prosecuting attorney, and the judge are not there to help you. They may do everything in their power to get you to confess, to secure a conviction, and to put you behind bars. Make sure you have someone to fight for your interests.
Tucson criminal defense attorney Carlos A. Medina has over a decade of legal experience, and has dealt with a wide range of issues for clients in all walks of life. He defends the people of Arizona who are facing misdemeanor and felony charges and does not rest until he has utilized every possible weapon in his arsenal to protect their rights.
This is essential when you consider the far-reaching consequences of a conviction:
- Community service
- Mandatory counseling or rehabilitation
- Victim restitution
- Sex offender registration (for sex crimes)
- Loss of right to own firearm
- Loss of voting rights
- Deportation (for non-citizens)
A criminal record will also negatively impact employment and educational opportunities. It can also impact one's ability to get professional licenses as well as loans and other financial opportunities. If you already have a conviction on your record, Tucson criminal lawyer Carlos A. Medina can talk to you about rights restoration to give you a clean slate.
Serving Tucson and the surrounding areas across Arizona, Attorney Carlos A. Medina is experienced, aggressive, and ready to represent your interests.
Call our team at (520) 251-9561 to get started!
A free and confidential evaluation will be provided before we decide to take your case.
All clients have different financial circumstances, and we work with all of our clients.
Se Habla Español
Our firm is bilingual-friendly. We welcome cases from Spanish-speaking clients.
If I’m innocent, do I really need an attorney?A: Guilt or innocence aside, your future is in jeopardy in the face of criminal allegations. You need an attorney who can protect your rights to show the judge and jury that you are innocent. Legal processes must be followed, and attempts by the prosecuting attorney and law enforcement to secure a conviction must be effectively countered. Even if you are innocent, you need a professional to handle your case.
What is a plea agreement? Should I accept it?A: A plea agreement typically involves lesser charges or punishment offered in exchange for a plea of guilty or no contest. Do not accept a plea offer without first talking to your attorney. You need to be certain that this is in your best interests. In some cases, a skilled criminal defense lawyer may be able to fight your charges and help you avoid a conviction altogether – which is far more advantageous than any plea agreement.
If I refuse to give a statement or answer a question, will I face criminal charges?A: As already mentioned, you have the right to remain silent. You can politely refuse to answer questions posed to you by a police officer, and you should not face criminal charges simply for exercising this right. Depending on the situation, however, you may still be arrested and taken into custody. Be sure to request to speak to your attorney, who may be able to challenge an unlawful arrest.
What are my rights if I'm arrested?A: If you’re arrested, you have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided to you. These rights are essential, as anything you say or do after you are taken into custody may be used against you in court. Exercise your rights and protect your interests.
Do I have to consent to a search of my home or vehicle?A: The Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution offers protection against unreasonable searches and seizures. This means that law enforcement cannot simply search you or your property or make an arrest without probable cause. You have the right to refuse a law enforcement officer’s request to search your car or your home, but if they have a warrant or believe they have probable cause, they may be able to conduct a search. If you believe your property was illegally searched, an attorney can assess the situation and determine whether this can be used to your advantage in challenging your arrest or charges.