Answering Your FAQs Related To Criminal Defense
An arrest on a criminal charge can be life-changing and overwhelming. You face incarceration, fines, restitution, probation and a scarlet letter labeling you as a convicted criminal. This is the moment you need to seek a skilled criminal defense attorney. Paul Rosenberg, in Des Moines, Iowa, has practiced law for more than 30 years. He is an experienced criminal defense attorney who protects the rights of clients. In building relationships with his clients, he asks questions and answers them. Here is a helpful list of FAQs related to criminal defense.
Q: Is it a good idea to talk to police if I have been accused of a crime?
A: Usually not. Whatever you tell law enforcement may be used against you in building their legal and criminal case. You should only talk with authorities when present with an attorney. This is why it is important to contact an effective and experienced criminal defense attorney who will be your ally and prevent you from making any self-incriminating statements.
Q: How can a defense attorney help me in a criminal case?
A: The trappings of the legal system can be complicated and overwhelming for the average person. A seasoned criminal defense attorney will lead your case and guide you through every legal step from initial appearance and preliminary hearing to arraignment, courtroom trial and sentencing. A reliable attorney will attempt to get the best results for you, and that includes a reduction in the criminal charges through a plea bargain agreement or outright dismissal.
Q: What attributes must I look for in a criminal defense lawyer?
A: Experience, sound judgment, keen instincts and being results-oriented. With Mr. Rosenberg, you can expect a skilled negotiator and litigator who will fight for you at every court proceeding. As a hard-nosed and tough-minded lawyer, he understands that the criminal justice system is harsh and unfair. This is why he always protects the rights of people accused of crimes. He advocates for all clients no matter what charge and is prepared to take on the most difficult cases.
Q: How can a plea-bargaining agreement help me?
A: A plea-bargaining agreement can prevent you from going to jail. The gist of a plea bargain is to secure a better deal, thus avoiding the maximum punishment. Courts are willing to listen to potential plea bargains negotiated by criminal defense attorneys and prosecutors. A plea bargain can save a great deal of time, help you avoid a trial and lead to a less severe sentence.
Q: How will my college-attending child be affected if accused of a crime? What may be the university’s response?
A: Your child may face an uncertain future along with serious consequences if accused of crimes such as underage drinking, theft, assault and battery, sex-related crimes such as rape and stalking, hazing and drug possession. Universities likely consider these charges a violation of its code of conduct. The outcome may lead to your child being suspended or expelled from school, losing scholarships, loss of athletic eligibility and the loss of federal financial aid.
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With more than 30 years of experience practicing criminal defense, Paul Rosenberg, in Des Moines, Iowa, is ready to defend your rights if you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor. He will answer your questions and work to the best of his abilities. For an initial consultation, contact him via this online form or by calling 515-247-2207.