Being arrested for a crime, whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony, can be frightening. This process can be overwhelming to most people. When faced with the question of when to hire a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney, it is simple. Right away.
What Happens When You Are Arrested in Jacksonville
When you are arrested here in Jacksonville, you will be transported to the Pretrial Detention Facility. Here is where you will be taken before a judge at what is called “First appearance” or “J1” when the arrest is for a crime here in Duval County. If you have been arrested for a misdemeanor, the State may make you an offer and allow for you to plea to the charges on that day. If you have been arrested for a Felony, the Judge will set a bond on your charges and you will be given a future arraignment date for the State to file the charges.
When to Hire a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney
Here at Harris Guidi Rosner, we have the experience you need in representation to make sure that you are treated fairly through this entire process. Contact us right away so that you can have representation at first appearance court. This is important to ensure that the judge sets a reasonable bond and to ensure that you do not make the mistake of pleading to a defensible misdemeanor charge.
As your attorney, we will be able to help you best if you contact us right away. After first appearance, we will be able to contact the Assistant State Attorney to assist in proving your innocence before charges are ever filed and work with you all the way through to the end of the case. If you or someone you love has been arrested – do not hesitate! If you are wondering when to hire a Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney, there is no time to spare. Call Harris Guidi Rosner today at 904-777-7777.
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