At Friedlander Law Firm in Alabama, we pride ourselves on the customized legal protection we deliver for you. For that reason, we offer a frequently asked questions page with caution.
An FAQ for criminal defense can be helpful for you when you are formulating the questions you want to ask an attorney. It is not, however, meant to be relied upon for actionable legal advice.
When you decide you want to move forward, you need to speak with an attorney. We can help you apply these general answers to your case and help you determine your next steps forward.
With that said, here are a few questions we find many people have when they are considering legal representation in a criminal defense matter.
Can I represent myself in court?
It is unadvised to fight an accusation alone in court. We are experienced in criminal defense and know how to use the law to achieve the best possible outcome for you. We can find loopholes in the prosecution. We often get charges dismissed, winning cases for our clients. When your freedom is at stake, we will defend your rights.
What should I look for in a criminal defense attorney?
When you hire an attorney, or a law firm, to represent you, you need lawyers experienced in both state and federal laws. More than 50 years of representing clients has taught us how to use the law to defend you.
What rights do I have when I have been arrested?
Having an attorney is a basic civil right after you get arrested, and police must allow you to phone our firm. You also must be informed of the charges being filed against you.
Why was I arrested without a warrant?
In Mobile, you may be arrested without a warrant if law enforcement officers saw you commit a crime. However, if you were arrested because an officer was aware of a warrant for your arrest, you have the right to see the arrest warrant.
What do I have to tell the police?
It is in your best interest to have a lawyer present while answering questions from the police while in custody, since whatever you say may be used against you in court. It’s important to know your rights. Police must refrain from questioning once you ask for representation. Your silence cannot be used against you. Your words can. Call us as soon as you are taken into custody, so we can work with you to form your defense from the start.