Building A Strong Criminal Defense
The stakes are rarely higher if you have been charged with a crime. A conviction for even a misdemeanor criminal charge may result in a criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life, viewable by employers, landlords, and others who may judge you harshly based on your past mistakes. With so much on the line, it is essential to seek help from a criminal defense lawyer who will advocate on your behalf for a dismissal, acquittal at trial, or who can take steps to minimize the potentially harsh consequences of a criminal charge through strategic negotiation with the prosecution.
At Ross Law P.C., we are dedicated to helping people through the criminal justice system. We handle all types of criminal cases, from traffic infractions to misdemeanor drug charges to felony assault and homicide. We are here to walk you through this process one step at a time.
Assert And Protect Your Rights
It is human nature to want to explain our actions. However, doing so after you have been placed under arrest can be a critical mistake. When the police inform you of your right to remain silent, it is usually advisable to exercise this right. Politely tell law enforcement that you will not be speaking to them until you have an attorney present. While it can be tempting to try and talk your way out of trouble, that often times does not work in a “real-life” law enforcement context. Most people only manage to talk themselves into even more trouble after being placed in custody. Additionally, law enforcement is not required to “read you your rights” until you are placed in custody. Consequently, anything you say to law enforcement prior to being read your rights, is likely admissible against you in court.
We can help protect your rights at every stage of your criminal proceeding, from initial interviews to examining the circumstances surrounding your arrest. If your rights were violated at any stage of the process, we will take strategic action on your behalf. We will keep you informed of the status of your case at all times, providing you with the information you need to decide whether to negotiate a plea or to take your case to trial. We are here to be your legal advocates.