Many people who have been charged with a crime in Oakland County have no idea where to turn or what to do next. They may have never been arrested or charged with a crime before and may need legal assistance.
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, regardless of how serious or not serious the charge may be, it is essential that you reach out to experienced legal counsel to represent you as soon as possible in your case. Once you retain an attorney to represent you, he or she can enter an appearance in your case and can immediately set to work formulating a strong legal defense on your behalf.
Waiting too long to secure strong legal representation is risky, in that an attorney might not otherwise have sufficient time to prepare for your case in advance of the trial date. Moreover, if you were to show up to court without an attorney present, a judge could decline to postpone your case and could require you to move forward with your trial without having an attorney present.
At Nickola Law, our legal team understands that criminal proceedings can be scary experiences. Our knowledgeable Oakland County criminal defense attorneys can set to work right away on defending you in your legal matter and helping you to secure the best possible outcome in your case. Contact us online today for more information about how we could assist you with your case.
Generally speaking, there are two types of crimes that one could be charged with at the state level. The first group, misdemeanors, are typically punishable by less than one year in jail upon conviction. However, if you are convicted, you could receive other penalties, including fines and community service. Felonies, on the other hand, are typically punishable by more than one year of incarceration if you are ultimately convicted of the underlying crime.
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, the government has the burden of proving you guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This can be a difficult burden to meet, and it rests entirely with the government. The defendant does not need to prove anything in a criminal case. However, the defendant may be able to assert one or more legal defenses at trial, such as self-defense, duress, entrapment, and others. An experienced Oakland County criminal defense attorney can review the circumstances of your criminal charges and help you develop a strong legal defense in your criminal case.
Criminal charges should never be taken lightly. At Nickola Law, our legal team can lay out all of your options and help you select the best option for your case. To schedule a free legal consultation and case evaluation with an experienced Oakland County criminal defense attorney, please contact us online today for additional information.
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