Frequently Asked Questions When You Are Accused Of A Crime
Regardless of whether you are accused of a crime, awareness of criminal law, your legal rights, etc., is a necessity. While trying to find out more information, you may have a ton of questions about the law and charges you may face. Unfortunately, finding answers to these questions may be difficult to come by. To ensure you have all your doubts cleared and are armed with the most accurate information, Law Office of M. Byron Morgan has answered some of the most frequently asked questions about criminal accusations.
1. Why is the police or law enforcement coming after you?
Someone has reported that you have been involved in illegal activities. They are investigating.
2. Should you talk to the police?
Generally, no. But nine out of ten times, you cannot help but talk to the police. In such cases, make sure you do not help them hurt you!
3. Do you need a lawyer?
If you are really accused of a crime, then yes. If you try to represent yourself, it is like performing surgery on yourself. You will end up carving up your life and hurting yourself.
4. Why should you remain silent?
Remaining silent cannot hurt you, no matter what the police tell you. Your silence cannot be used against you. You have the right to remain silent. Be sure you get that ability.
5. Just because you’re accused of something, will you be convicted of a crime?
No. You need to have your case investigated and be prepared, in case you have to go to trial.
6. Just because you have been accused of a crime, do you have to plead guilty to something?
No. You always have the right to a speedy and public trial by jury. In making your decision regarding whether you want a trial or not, you need to carefully consider the facts that the State will produce against you, and any possible defenses you may have.
7. Should you take your case to trial?
Maybe. This is an individual decision for each case. Be sure you talk to your attorney and calmly evaluate your chances of winning.
If you have any more questions about crime accusations or criminal law, reach out to the professional attorneys at Law Office of M. Byron Morgan. As experienced criminal defense lawyers in Jonesboro, Georgia, we have extensive knowledge of the law and work closely with you to build a strong case. Our practice areas include Sex Crime and Child Crime, Defense Major Felony Defense, Domestic Violence Defense, Drug Crime Defense, and Juvenile Crime Defense.