Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney If This is My First Arrest?
At the Kosnett Law Firm, we understand that asking a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney whether you need a criminal defense lawyer seems as though it will be answered with a biased response.
The reality is, just because you do not have a criminal record — and this is your first arrest — does not mean it will not impact your future in profoundly serious ways. For starters, if you are convicted — whether it is a misdemeanor or felony — you will have a criminal record going forward.
You Have Rights and They Must Be Protected
If you have been arrested for a crime in California, or anywhere in the U.S., who have rights. You have the right to remain silent, and the right to contact an attorney. That is a great start. Once you have partnered with a criminal defense lawyer — even if it is not part of the Kosnett Law Firm — you will understand the rest of your rights and they will be outlined thoroughly, so you know what to expect from the legal process before your first court appearance.
This will help ease your anxiety and allow you to make informed decisions about the direction of your case.
Your Criminal Defense Attorney Will Thoroughly Investigate Your Arrest, Evidence & Overall Case
Before the prosecutor can pursue your criminal case, their office must have an actual case against you. That means your arrest and any evidence collected to support it must have been obtained legally. If we can suppress the evidence, we will. We will pursue the best outcome for your case by using our legal skills, experience, and resources.
Customized Defense Strategies Provide Positive Results
When you partner with our dedicated criminal defense lawyers in Los Angeles, we will customize your defense strategy based on your unique needs. Going it alone, or with the help of a public defender, means you are at the mercy of the prosecutor’s office. When we oversee your case, we take the lead and negotiate the best outcome for this case. Not anyone else’s arrest. Your case has our full attention. We are ready when you are.
Contact Our Skilled Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorneys to Discuss Your Case Today
If you are facing criminal charges in California, do not face the prosecutor’s office alone. Contact our skilled Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys at the Kosnett Law Firm today by calling (310) 445-5900 or by contacting us online to review your unique circumstances and provide straightforward legal options while protecting your rights from the beginning.