Do I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
What to do After an Arrest
One of the most important steps you can take in the wake of an arrest or
if you are even under investigation by law enforcement is to involve an
attorney. From the moment you are a suspect, you will be at risk of facing
criminal charges. Law enforcement and the prosecuting attorney will work
tirelessly in an attempt to secure a conviction against you, and this
may mean that your Constitutional rights are at risk of being violated
at some point.
For example, law enforcement must have probable cause to conduct a search
and seizure of evidence related to a criminal offense. If they do not
have a valid search warrant or are otherwise performing an illegal search,
this is a violation of your Fourth Amendment rights and may be grounds
to have that evidence suppressed - so it cannot be used as direct evidence
against you in court. An experienced attorney will know what to look for
in rights violations such as this, and can use these to your advantage.
Virtually any criminal offense, even a first time
drug possession, may mean that a defendant will be at risk of facing imprisonment and
other criminal penalties. It also places a defendant at risk of having
to live with a criminal record, which may affect employment, financial
and housing opportunities as well as the defendant's reputation. A
criminal defense attorney will be fighting on your side - and will be
the only person in the courtroom who is doing so.
Learn more about our team at Rogan Law!
Patrick M. Rogan is an experienced criminal defense attorney who takes
on criminal cases throughout Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Stroudsburg, and
the surrounding areas in Northeast Pennsylvania and the Pocono Mountain
region. If you would like a skilled professional to dedicate his time,
energy and resources to aggressively defending your rights, please contact
us today. Your initial consultation is free.