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Criminal Defense Attorney in Tucson – (520) 251-9561
At the Law Office of Carlos A. Medina, PLLC, you can find a Tucson criminal defense lawyer with the skills and experience needed to provide reliable precharge representation. With Attorney Medina on your side, even before you are placed in handcuffs or notified that charges are filed against you, it might be possible to completely spare yourself from the hardships and frustrations associated with criminal cases.
There is no time to lose. Contact his law firm right now.
How PreCharge Works
While many criminal cases begin with someone being arrested by a law enforcement officer, many still start less dramatically. In these cases, someone might notify a law enforcement agency that they are suspicious of another person. They may even claim to have witnessed them commit a criminal violation, or that they have solid evidence of such. When this happens, law enforcement will begin a precharge investigation into the matter to determine the validity of the claims and the necessity or not of an arrest.
Precharge representation from Tucson criminal defense Attorney Medina works by shielding your rights even before you are arrested or charged. If law enforcement has attempted to contact you, dial (520) 251-9561 to get his law firm on your side at once.
During precharge, Attorney Medina will:
- Contact law enforcement to invoke your rights.
- Send a letter of representation to law enforcement.
- If necessary, schedule a voluntary surrender to prevent embarrassment and greater harm.
- If necessary, represent you at your arraignment.
If successful, you might be able to completely avoid criminal charges being filed against you. In such a situation, your reputation will be upheld and your criminal record can remain spotless.
PreCharge Attorney in Tucson
Time is absolutely of the essence if you want to use precharge representation to protect yourself from criminal accusations. Wait too long and you run the risk of being arrested. Even if you are later found entirely innocent, the arrest and charges stay there. Do not hesitate to contact Attorney Medina to schedule an in-person consultation, during which he can explain more about how precharge representation works and what he can do if your case does advance to charges filed against you.
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.
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.
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 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’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.