Put an aggressive criminal defense attorney in your corner.
Put an aggressive criminal defense attorney in your corner.
If you are facing a criminal charge, you no doubt are under intense stress. You may face a costly fine, jail time, or extended imprisonment. Having a conviction on your record can seriously damage your job prospects and financial future. An attorney who pays attention to your concerns and advocates aggressively for you can make a big difference.
Jebaily Law Firm will be in your corner, helping you work through one of the most difficult times of your life.
You may be embarrassed about your circumstances, confused about the court system, and fearful about the penalties. But remember: You are considered innocent until proven guilty. This means that a prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the acts of which you are accused. And you have a number of important legal rights guaranteed by state and federal law. Your defense attorney at Jebaily Law Firm will work to safeguard these rights.
If you have been charged with a crime, Jebaily Law Firm can investigate your case, interview witnesses and talk to the prosecution We will help you make an honest assessment of your situation and navigate each step of the legal process.
A criminal charge should never be taken lightly – the possible impact on your life is far too serious for that. Contact Jebaily Law Firm today to discuss how we can help you.
Criminal matters are not problems that will just go away when ignored. Early intervention in criminal matters may achieve outstanding results, and is instrumental to a successful outcome in your case. It takes an attorney with confidence and experience when it comes to defending you against criminal charges. The following are a few answers to typical Florence South Carolina Criminal Defense FAQs we receive and should be used for informational purposes only.
You have the right to remain silent in order to avoid self-incrimination. You have the right to competent legal representation. You have the right to reasonable bail. You have the right to a fair and public trial. You have the right to be informed of the charges against you. You have the right to be confronted by the witnesses against you and to gather witnesses of your own. You also have a number of other rights and you should know that a criminal defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. This means the prosecutor has the burden of proving (beyond a reasonable doubt) that you committed the criminal act(s) in question. This also means a defendant does not have to do anything or say anything to prove she/he is innocent.
When you have been arrested, there are many things you should do. For example, you should remain silent and get an attorney who can advise you of your rights and help you with the complicated criminal legal system. There are also many things you shouldn’t do. You should never talk to anyone about the incident except for your lawyer. What you do or don’t do when you’ve been arrested can have a significant effect on the outcome of your case. Being polite and cooperative with law enforcement is highly recommended during arrest procedures. Never lie to authorities during the process; however, you don’t have to answer self-incriminating questions. Truthfully answer all questions about your identification (name, address, and birth date). Contact your attorney as soon as possible.
The officers will transport you to some sort of detention facility (usually a jail or a police station), where you will be allowed to contact an attorney. You will be advised of the charges against you and you are entitled to a bond hearing within 24 hours. You will appear before a magistrate municipal judge who will conduct a bond hearing. At a bond hearing the judge determines whether or not you are a danger to the community or a flight risk. You can be released on bail (either cash or a bond) as security for your appearance in court, or you may be released on your own recognizance (your promise to come back to court when you are told).
If bail has been set, the only way to get the person out of jail is to pay the bond. A bail bond is similar to insurance; it means that the suspect agrees to appear at all subsequent legal proceedings. Failure to appear at legal proceedings can result in forfeiture of the bond, the issuance of a bench warrant, and possibly the loss of subsequent bail privileges. If the judge believes there is a risk the defendant will flee, or if she/he has been charged with a serious crime like murder, bail may be denied.
You have the right to remain silent. But, if you choose to speak, anything you say can be used against you in court. If you decide to answer questions, you may stop answering them at any time. You have the right to consult with an attorney before answering any questions, and to have an attorney present during questioning.
If you have been charged with DUI in South Carolina, you may think your easiest course is to plead guilty and move on with your life. But the stakes involved are higher than you might realize. It makes sense to hire an experienced DUI attorney.
The penalties for first time offenders include fines and fees, jail time of 48 hours to 30 days, public service, and suspension of your driver’s license for a minimum of six months. But this doesn’t even begin to cover potential damage to your job, your finances, and your future.
Jebaily Law Firm has helped hundreds of people facing DUI charges. We can give you advice that may spare you from making a life-altering mistake.
South Carolina DUI laws are complex and DUI cases can be highly technical. Having a competent DUI defense attorney can mean the difference between being convicted and having the charge dismissed or reduced. If you are facing a DUI charge, call us or contact us today for a free consultation! We’ll work to protect your rights – and your future.