What rights do you have following an arrest?
Immediately after being arrested for any type of offense, you have the right to remain silent. You are not required to give a statement to police officers or any other individuals on scene, despite what they may try to tell you. Keeping quiet is absolutely essential to the success of your case, as anything you say can and will be used against you. Be wary of deceptive or aggressive questioning tactics used by law enforcement to attempt to get you to claim guilt. Call an attorney as soon as possible after your arrest. They can speak on your behalf and help to make sure you do not say anything that could be accidentally incriminating.
Will you have to spend any time in jail?
The answer to this question varies upon a number of circumstances. Certain criminal offenses carry different penalties; however, more serious charges may include jail or prison time as a potential consequence. In some cases, you may be put on a period of probation rather than being incarcerated. With the appropriate Cleveland criminal defense attorney, your rights and freedoms may be protected, keeping you from spending any time in jail at all. Allow our team to meet with you and discuss the specifics of your charges; we may even be able to get your charges dismissed entirely, allowing you to walk away without any serious penalties.
What will it cost to hire an attorney?
The cost can vary, depending on the type of charges you are facing as well as the time required to fully investigate and prepare your case. At our Cleveland criminal defense firm, we seek to provide comprehensive and relentless representation at a reasonable rate. Offering a free initial case evaluation, it will cost you nothing to inquire with us about your situation. We are ready to speak with you right away – available 24/7.
Why work with Henderson & Weatherly?
Our firm is one of the most reputable criminal and OVI law firms in the entire state of Ohio. With 75+ years of combined legal experience and a history of success obtaining positive verdicts, there is no criminal case too complex for our team to handle. Superb rated on Avvo, listed in the nation’s top 1% by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel, and named as Top 100 Trial Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers Association, our accolades speak for themselves. We stop at nothing to protect our clients’ rights and freedoms.