Long Beach Criminal Attorney
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I really need an attorney?
That depends on your intentions. If you want to maximize your chances of receiving your desired outcome in your criminal case, you should definitely speak with an experienced criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Convictions stay on your record and can have negative effects on your life for years after you have served your punishment. With the help of an attorney, you can protect your rights and enhance your defense.
What if I am innocent?
If you are not guilty of any charges leveled against you, it is even more important that you consult an attorney. Imagine paying fines and spending time in jail for a crime that you did not commit – if this does not sound like something you would be willing to experience, please do not hesitate to contact a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer at Damone & Schroeder. If you are looking for a knowledgeable, effective and aggressive attorney, they can help you.
Should I speak with an attorney if I am currently under investigation but have not yet been charged?
The sooner you speak with a criminal defense lawyer, the better. Even if you have not yet been arrested or charged with a crime, you still must take any necessary steps to protect your future and your rights. As soon as you speak with a member of the legal team at Damone & Schroeder, your case will undergo extensive evaluation and investigation in order to determine the best course of action for you and your unique situation.
Should I speak with the police about my charges?
You can say or do whatever you choose – however, it iscrucial to remember that anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law. Even words that you might have used that were overly dramatic could be used by prosecution to “prove” that you were guilty of a crime. Before you speak with any police officers, please contact a Long Beach criminal defense lawyer.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
A misdemeanor charge is for a lesser offense and you will usually only serve jail time for up to one year. Felony charges are reserved for more serious crimes and you could end up spending anywhere from a year to life in prison.
What areas can your firm help me with?
Damone & Schroeder can offer you experienced legal assistance with the following areas of California criminal law:
Contact a Long Beach Criminal Defense Attorneyat Damone & Schroeder today to discuss your legal issue. We serve individuals throughout southern California, including Los Angeles County and Orange County.