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When to Call a Criminal Defense Lawyer

On Behalf of | Apr 11, 2022 | Criminal Defense

The legal process is not something that you should attempt to handle on your own. When you are facing criminal charges, your freedom and your future can be at risk. The criminal justice system can be complex and nowhere near as fair as you think it is. An attorney can help protect you.

Call a Lawyer Right After an Arrest

You should contact a criminal defense attorney as soon as you have been arrested or find out that you are under investigation. Law enforcement has every interest in securing a conviction. In some cases, they may neglect your legal rights or take shortcuts that could help them resolve your case and move on to the next one. Your personal interests are the last thing that they have in mind.

Law enforcement may start working to win a conviction even before they take you into custody. They may try to question you or gain access to your property and possessions to obtain information. If you consent to their efforts, you may have waived your criminal rights. You may not even know what your rights are until you have made a mistake that has hurt your legal defense.

A criminal defense attorney will begin immediately, verifying that everything law enforcement is doing follows the law. Once you have a lawyer, law enforcement cannot talk to you without your attorney present. They may take fewer liberties with your legal rights, knowing that an experienced attorney is on your case. Otherwise, the entire prosecution could be jeopardized.

Call a Greensboro Criminal Defense Lawyer

The EJ Boswell law firm assists clients who find themselves in the criminal justice system. Call us today at 706-417-8299 or contact us online to discuss your case. Time is of the essence, as an unrepresented defendant is most at risk.