Hamblen County Criminal Attorney

What to Do After an Arrest

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime then you may be wondering what you should do next. You could be experiencing some very serious emotional hardship, you may be very uncertain of what is to come and you may be experiencing great amounts of fear. It is important for you to understand that at The Bowlin Law Firm we will be able to aggressively represent your case in court if you choose to work with us.

We can provide you with answers and skillful representation of your case. The following are some of the more common questions that are asked by individuals who have been arrested:

Q: I've been arrested, now what​?
A: If you have been arrested then you have the constitutional right to remain silent, you also have the right to an attorney, it is vitally important that you utilize both of these rights. No matter what evidence that police officers say that they have against you and no matter what they say the outcome will be, it is crucial that you do not admit to anything nor deny anything before speaking with your attorney.

Q: Will I go to jail if I am convicted of this crime?
A: This is a question that can only be answered specifically by your attorney; each crime has different penalties for conviction. There are some crimes, however, that may leave you eligible for judicial diversion which will allow you to skip any jail time and go straight to probation. A representative from our firm will be able to help you with an answer to this question as well.

Q: Will the judge go easier on me if I confess?
A: This may be the case in some situations; however it is vitally important that you consult with your attorney before confessing or denying any actions. A representative from our firm may be able to have your sentence reduced in exchange for a guilty plea, or we may be able to obtain a better deal than this, it is important for you to speak with us before moving forward in your case.

Q: Can a police officer lie to me?
A: It is a sad truth, but the answer is yes. A police officer can lie to you or threaten you in order to obtain a confession or any other information from you in order to incriminate you or to gather evidence that supports their claim or arrest. You have the right to remain silent; it is highly advisable that you employ this right until you can speak with a representative from our firm.

Our professional defense lawyer protects your rights.

If you have been arrested and charged with a crime then the first thing you must do is to contact a skilled Morristown criminal lawyer, our firm can provide you with the representation that you need in your case. In addition, you have the right to remain silent, use this right until you have spoken with an attorney and have been advised to do otherwise. If you have been arrested and accused of criminal activity, contact our firm today to retain skillful representation that will maximize your chances of a favorable outcome of your case in court.


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