Answering Your Questions In An Uncertain Time
The criminal legal process can be intimidating and put your liberty, reputation and future at stake. With over 30 years of experience, the attorneys at Kelly & Rubin, LLP, offer the knowledgeable, aggressive representation New Yorkers need to address pressing concerns throughout a stressful time.
Read on for some of our most frequently asked questions:
When Should I Speak With An Attorney?
Immediately after your arrest, a law enforcement officer must read you your rights, which include your right to an attorney. You should take advantage of this as soon as possible. An attorney can advise on your best interests and on the process to come, while beginning to form a strong defense strategy.
Do I Need An Attorney After A DWI Arrest?
Many assume that fighting DWI charges is unnecessary due to the results of any field sobriety, blood or breath tests conducted. However, we find the results of these tests are often unreliable. Additionally, we investigate whether your rights were violated at any point during the traffic stop or arrest. A lawyer can guard against harsh consequences and search for opportunities in your case.
I Gave A False Confession. What Do I Do Now?
Police officers use many interrogatory techniques that can coerce even innocent individuals into giving a false confession. If you fell victim to such tactics, speaking with an attorney immediately is critical to assert and protect your innocence, especially before the case potentially advances to trial.
Will My Case Go To Trial?
Not all criminal cases go to trial. In many cases, the prosecution may offer a plea bargain that is in your best interests. We can advise on when this is the case, as well as when pursuing other alternatives, such as a pretrial diversion program for drug crimes or more, is ideal. In some cases, going to trial may be either necessary or in your best interests to minimize the consequences you face.
How Much Time Do I Have To File A Civil Rights Claim After An Arrest?
If you wish to file a civil rights claim after a false arrest, malicious prosecution or more, you must act quickly. Depending on the circumstances involved, New York only allows a limited time frame for victims to file a claim, which can be as short as 90 days. We can advise on what to expect and take efficient action to file your claim.
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