Need a Charleston Criminal Defense Attorney?
Frequently Asked Questions
What are your options if you were arrested?
First, you should exercise your right to remain silent. You should then request to speak with your attorney even though you are not yet certain that you want to hire one. Once you invoke your right to remain silent and ask for your attorney, the investigators must honor your request immediately. Next, immediately contact a criminal defense attorney. Consultations are not very expensive, and most lawyers will talk with you and explain to you the possible outcomes. Your attorney should be able to explain to you the possible outcomes, and they can also give options on how you should approach the situation. It is best to possess as much information as possible before making any decision related to your criminal case. What if you are charged with the wrong statute? What if there is a much lesser charge that you can plead guilty to that does not carry the same amount of jail time or even no jail time? It is always advisable to get as much information as possible. You also have the option to consult with more than one attorney. Listen to them both but hire the attorney who is the most accessible and tells you the truth.