Waiting too long to contact a criminal defense attorney can result in losing the case. When you are under investigation or facing prosecution, you should retain a defense attorney as soon as possible. At Villanueva Skura Attorneys at Law, our pre-charge lawyer in Chandler provides aggressive representation to clients facing misdemeanor and felony charges.
If you have been charged with a crime, please call as soon as possible for a free consultation.
Don’t Accidentally Waive Your Constitutional Rights
As soon as you are charged with a crime, your life changes dramatically. It is easy to become paralyzed with fear, unsure about what to do next. The charges can have a serious and immediate impact on your family, career, finances, and future freedom. You may be facing time in jail or prison, expensive fines, and other consequences. A criminal record can stop you from pursuing your career.
If you are arrested or questioned by law enforcement:
- Invoke your right to remain silent
- Do not speak to police about the accusation
- Ask to speak with an attorney
- Remain silent until you talk to your lawyer
- Be aware that you are being recorded
When you are approached by law enforcement, tell them you are invoking your right to remain silent and that you want to speak with your lawyer. Remember that you are not required to speak to law enforcement without an attorney and you may be waiving your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and your Sixth Amendment right to legal counsel, if you do.
Start Planning Your Defense
Our Chandler pre-charge lawyer will stand by your side, from the pre-charge phase, and throughout the entire process. We begin work immediately, starting with listening to your take on the event and juxtaposing that with law enforcement’s perception. Our firm is prepared to research case law to find potential defense strategies and maintain open, honest communication with you throughout the process.
If you are facing charges, we encourage you to contact us at 480-923-9001 before speaking with police to ensure that your rights are protected.