Have You Been Arrested?
Actions to Take to Avoid a Conviction
Being arrested and charged with a crime is often one of the most stressful
and frightening experiences of a person's life. Most people who find
themselves in this situation don't know what to expect next and often
end up feeling like everyone is against them. The police and district
attorney are working together to build a case against you. You may find
yourself overwhelmed by the complexity of the criminal justice system,
particularly if this is the first time you have been arrested. Perhaps
the most important action you can take at this stage in the case is to
hire a criminal defense attorney with a proven track record of success.
Level the playing field by giving yourself a dedicated legal advocate.
No matter how serious the situation may appear, you can greatly improve
your chances of success by retaining legal representation to fight for
you. Whereas you may have little - or no - experience with court hearings
and working with law enforcement, a knowledgeable criminal lawyer works
in this arena day in and day out. When you come to the Law Office of John
L. Venza Jr. for help, you can benefit from the fact that I am a former
felony prosecutor and I have extensive familiarity with the judges and
district attorneys in the area. I know what it takes to get results in
the local courts. This may be a highly stressful situation for you, but
I am ready to stand by your side, help you make the right decisions about
your case and fight to clear your name of the charges.
Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent
The one thing you must
not do is speak about the case with police officers, investigators, or anyone
else without having your attorney present to advise you. You have a constitutional
right against self-incrimination and do not have to testify against yourself.
Unfortunately, many people in your situation make a serious mistake in
thinking that they can resolve the situation by explaining their side
of the story. Remember, if you have been charged with a crime such as
DWI or a
drug offense, the prosecutor already believes that you are guilty and will only use
statements that you make to contribute to the evidence against you.
Instead, allow me to act as your advocate, speaking on your behalf with
law enforcement officers and helping you avoid saying things that would
make it difficult or impossible to defend against the charges. Contact
me now for a free, confidential consultation during which you can ask
questions about the situation, learn about strategies I may be able to
use in your defense, and decide on a course of action for your case.