Being charged with a misdemeanor or felony can be a frightening time. Understanding the charges and the following processes of the law can be intimidating. The charge can affect not only you, but also your family and work; the stain to your reputation can linger for years. It is important for you to have quality representation when dealing with these matters to mitigate or reduce charges, as they can have life altering consequences with serious implications on your future.
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What Does It Mean to Be Charged Criminally?
Local, state, and Federal Governments have set laws to regulate actions. Criminal law focuses on punishment for those who violate the laws set by local, state, and Federal Governments and therefore commit a crime. A suit is filed against the accused through a prosecutor for alleged crimes committed. These crimes can range from misdemeanors to felonies. If found guilty, a misdemeanor is punishable by up to one year in jail and a felony is punishable by a year or more in prison and could include the death penalty. Charges should never be taken lightly as they carry serious consequences. Your case requires an experienced, knowledgeable, and dedicated lawyer like those of The Jaeger Firm, PLLC.
What Should I Do If I Have Been Charged Criminally?
If you have been accused of or charged with a crime, the first person you should talk to is your lawyer. A lawyer from The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, can help you protect your rights. After discussing all facts and events honestly and openly, together we can look at your case to find the best possible course of action.
How Can The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, Help?
The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, can represent individuals charged and argue his or her case before the state or federal court. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, we are here to walk you through every step of the legal process. It is crucial to call The Jaeger Firm, PLLC, early in your case, to ensure that your rights are protected. We pride ourselves on tirelessly working to represent your rights and protect your interests under the law. We research your case and continuously work to maintain close contact with you to provide up-to-date information. As our client, we tell you what you need to hear, as well as what you can expect, and include you in decisions as we approach your case realistically.
To begin with, we help you understand the charges made against you and then look at what the state has to prove in order for you to be convicted. You are innocent until proven guilty of a crime. We will work to advise you on every facet of your case, from the moment of arrest through the end of your case. If charges cannot be dismissed, we work towards achieving the best possible outcome for you.