Arrested? Don’t Panic, Get Immediate Representation
There is a reasonable chance that you or someone that you know will be facing an arrest at some point during your lifetime. According to a report published by the criminal justice journal Crime and Delinquency, nearly a third of all American males and more than 20 percent of U.S. women have been arrested by the age of 23.
Whether it’s because of a traffic violation, a charge of juvenile delinquency, underage drinking, drug crimes or anything else, being arrested is one of the scariest moments of a person’s life. The minute those cuffs are placed on your wrists and the reality begins to set in, it’s key to not panic. Instead, call an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. You may be able to take advantage of a pre-trial intervention or first offenders program. Regardless, you will have someone on your side protecting your rights.
There are often measures an attorney can take to lower your sentence and make sure you get the best possible sentence. You may even be able to avoid jail time. This is especially true of first time offenders. The last thing you want to do is put your freedom in the hands of a public defender, who is essentially working for the government.
If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, you likely have a bunch of questions:
- I’ve never been arrested before. What happens now?
- Can I qualify for a pre-intervention program?
- How will this affect me when I look for a job?
- Will this be on my record forever?
- How much jail time am I facing?
Those are only a fraction of the questions that are likely running through your mind. So instead of trusting what your friends are saying, or believing everything you read on the internet, put your trust in an established criminal defense attorney.
The knowledgeable defense lawyers at The Wilton Law Firm will guide you through the difficult process of building a defense strategy for you. We are committed to getting the best outcome possible and believe that all of our clients are innocent until proven guilty. Contact us today to discuss your case and for a free consultation.