After being arrested, emotions are high and you are not sure what to do next. The best thing for you to do is to hire an attorney within 24 hours of being arrested. In that time, you will be called to a court hearing that is called “first appearance.” In this court hearing, a judge will determine if the police have probable cause for the arrest and may set a bond on your charges.
All of this can feel overwhelming, therefore having an attorney during all of it is crucial. An attorney will help make sure the bond is reasonable or and prepare your defense as the case progresses.
What happens if charges are filed?
If you are in a situation where the prosecutor determines that they have enough evidence to charge you with a crime, they will file what is called “Information.” An Information is a document that states what you are being charged with.
The next thing that follows is the “discovery,” of which the State is required to provide all evidence against you. Just because they are providing evidence to prove that you committed a crime does not mean you are at a disadvantage. That information is even helpful to build your defense.
Choosing a highly experienced attorney is also key as it takes a keen eye to review police reports, photographs, videos, and interview witnesses.
How much will it cost to get someone to represent me?
After understanding the importance and immediacy of hiring an attorney after arrest, the next question may be, “how much does this cost?” The initial consultation with highly experienced attorneys at Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A. is free. We will take the time to examine the situation, then answer any and all of your questions so that you can feel confident in what is to happen next.
After an arrest, the sooner you hire an attorney, the better. At Harris Guidi Rosner, P.A., we want everyone to feel like their case matters.
Don’t wait for help, call us today at 904-777-777 or learn more today at http://harrisguidi.com/.
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