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Circumstances can lead to anyone being falsely accused of criminal wrongdoing. Of course, it just makes sense to hire an attorney to fight false accusations. Remember, INNOCENT until and unless proven guilty -- not the other way around!!
"I was just there. I didn't know what was going on for sure or what they were really doing."
Sometimes, unfortunately, people make decisions that result in their becoming involved in the commission of a crime. However regrettable such a decision may be afterward, it is especially important to retain an attorney in these situations to protect your rights.
People frequently want to "wait and see" what happens. This strategy, while seemingly logical, encourages the authorities to make decisions with only the facts supplied by law enforcement or those who may have an axe to grind and, NO, they don't "automatically" know, or do, anything! Isn't it just as important to have information that supports your position provided to those in charge of these decisions, if it can only help you? When you get us involved early on, before charges are filed or even an arrest is made, we can often speak to the prosecutor's office before formal charges are levied against you. We've all heard the expression, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." With an advocate there for you, what could otherwise be a "one-sided" decision can now become a fair decision. The playing field is more level when someone is there on "your side."
An experienced lawyer can ensure that any legal defenses, as well as any extenuating or mitigating circumstances are effectively presented to the judge and/or a jury. Also, in this age of increasingly harsh criminal penalties and minimum mandatory sentences, it is important to reduce one's exposure to possible sentences. Common sense tells us that experienced and aggressive attorneys get results. Being thoroughly familiar with the legal issues involved in every case, fully investigating the facts, and identifying any problems with the evidence are all vital in resolving a criminal case more favorably.
If you've asked any of these questions, call us today. We have helped hundreds of people faced with the same situation, and would be honored to represent you.
The purpose of a bail is to ensure that a criminal defendant released from jail shows up for trial and to protect public safety.If the defendant or his/her family pays the bail, the defendant can be "bailed out of jail". Bail can be a cash bond or, in some circumstances, property that an arrested person uses a collateral to ensure he or she will appear when in court when ordered to do so. If the defendant doesn’t show up, the court may keep the bail and issue a warrant for the defendant’s arrest.
If you use a service of a bail agent or bondsman, you will be fee, usually 10% of the bail amount. This fee is nonrefundable and remains with the bails bond company. If you paid the court the full bail money directly, you are entitled to receive the full amount back once the case is over, no matter if you are acquitted or convicted of your charges. However, in many jurisdictions, bail or a cash bond that was posted will be used to satisfy some or all of the monetary fines and/or costs in the event the defendant is ultimately sentenced. In that situation, any remaining balance will then be returned to the depositor. If your property was used as collateral, it will be returned to you as well, provided you appear for court as ordered.
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