A Strong Defense Against Indictable Offenses
No one really has inherent knowledge about what to expect from the legal system when you receive criminal charges. These kinds of charges, especially felonies, require a serious amount of caution that you need to have to protect yourself. Here at the Law Offices of Michael H. Schreiber, L.L.C., we can help you watch out for common pitfalls in these cases.
Know Your Rights And How To Protect Them
While officers are meant to protect the public, that does not mean they are on your side in your case. The Miranda rights say: “anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law.” This is absolutely true, and you need to take it to heart. Officers might try to strike up a casual conversation about the events of your case or try to make small talk with you before you have an attorney. These conversations can be full of incriminating evidence that the prosecution will try to use against you.
It is best not say anything until your attorney shows up to guide you through your case. We know how to help you build your best defense while also keeping you from making a fatal error.
Indictable Offenses Versus Misdemeanors
It is important to know the difference between indictable offenses and a misdemeanor, and their consequences. A misdemeanor consists of minor crimes like shoplifting, and comes with typically less than a year in jail, and possibly a minor fine as well. Indictable offenses, on the other hand, involve more serious crimes like robbery, murder, and grand theft. The sentencing can result in thousands of dollars in fines and years behind bars. They can also risk your civil liberties as well.
Having an experienced attorney on your side can help ensure that you have the best possible defense against criminal charges. We can also help make sure that you are receiving accurate charges for what the law has accused you of. There have been cases in the past where a misdemeanor’s worth of crimes earned a felony’s worth of sentences.
If You Don’t Know Your Rights, Other People May Not Respect Them
Prosecutors prey on those who do not get the defense they need against criminal charges. You want to be sure you have an experienced New Jersey lawyer on your side no matter what. If you are in the Atlantic City area, contact us at 609-365-1199 and schedule an initial consultation today.