handcuffs sitting on top of recorded fingerprintsIf you’re being investigated for criminal law matters such as murder, DUI, kidnapping, or aggravated assault, it’s important to have a criminal defense attorney on your side. The attorneys at Bushway & Waystack have extensive experience creating a case for those who are charged with a criminal felony. Keep reading to discover the answers to frequently asked questions about hiring a criminal defense attorney:

How can a criminal defense attorney help my case?

The attorneys at Bushway & Waystack were previous prosecutors. They stood on the other side of the courtroom making a case against those who were charged with a felon. Because of this, they can prepare for whatever route the prosecuting attorney takes and respond accordingly.

Can I represent myself?

Yes, but we strongly advise against it. Understandably, you may not be able to speak objectively on the matter since you are the one being charged. Your criminal defense attorney can create a case for you and be your legal advocate. This looks better in the courtroom and has been proven more successful than self-representation.

When should I hire a criminal defense attorney?

You should hire a criminal defense attorney as quickly as possible! If you’re in jail, talk to a family member or friend about finding an attorney to help you through this event. This legal journey may include an arraignment, pre-trial motion, verdict, and more. It helps immensely if your criminal defense attorney is with you from the beginning so he can craft your case.

If I’ve been arrested, can I remain silent?

Absolutely, you can remain silent. You have rights under the Constitution’s Fifth Amendment which protects you from self-incrimination. If you’ve been arrested, you can remain silent and you will not be charged with an obstruction of justice.

Have you been charged with a crime and need a criminal defense attorney? Contact our attorneys right away: 478-621-4995.