FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Criminal Defense in Merced CA
At Tenenbaum Law Firm, we have represented thousands of accused individuals during our more than twenty years of experience. We are dedicated and compassionate when it comes to defending the statutory and constitutional rights of our clients.
Over the years, we have noticed that many of our clients have come to us with similar concerns and questions. In an effort to better assist our clients, we have gathered some of the most commonly asked questions brought to our firm and compiled the answers below. We hope you find this information useful.
Questions? Get Answers From Our Merced Defense Attorneys.
My case seems hopeless. Wouldn't it be better if I plead guilty?
Many individuals assume that their best and only option is to plead guilty to the charges being made against them. This may seem true if there is substantial incriminating evidence suggesting your culpability. However, challenging criminal charges in hopes of minimizing the damage of a criminal conviction is often a far better alternative than pleading guilty. With our careful legal guidance, we may be able to obtain a reduction of charges or a case dismissal.
Why should I hire a lawyer?
Hiring a lawyer could make all the difference in your case. Representing yourself could lead to disastrous results because you may not be familiar with the judicial system and how to navigate it. Speak with our Merced criminal defense attorneys – we always have your best interests in mind.
What are my rights as an accused individual?
As an accused individual, you have the right to remain silent and the right to legal representation. You also have the right to speedy trial and in most instances, the right to post bail .
I think there may be a warrant for more arrest. What should I do?
It is very important that you do not ignore this matter. If you have reason to believe that a warrant has been issued for your arrest, no matter how long ago, turn to us for immediate legal guidance. We can help you resolve your matter so you can feel at ease over your legal standing. We may even be able to clear your warrant without your presence in Court.
What should I do after I am arrested?
If you have recently been arrested, it is essential that you remain calm and seek skilled legal representation to guide you on the road ahead. Do not make the mistake of thinking you can fight criminal charges on your own or that the prosecutors will be lenient. Learn more about what you can expect after being arrested.
Learn more about your rights and legal options.
We would be happy to answer your question during a free case evaluation. At Tenenbaum Law Firm, we will do everything possible to help you work towards a positive resolution for your case.
If you have a question that was not answered above, please feel free to call us.