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Criminal law is complex, but in essence this type of law covers you if you have been accused of a crime not covered under civil law. Criminal law includes crimes such as; theft, rape, domestic abuse, murder and other reckless acts. In criminal cases you have state and federal crimes and dependent on the crime you are accused of, the way the case is handled in vastly different. Furthermore, crimes committed can be classified as misdemeanors or felonies. The classification is dictated by the alleged crime.
When you find yourself accused of a crime, depending on the case, you may or may not be in a holding cell when you need a lawyer. It is important to remember your rights to silence as well as a lawyer. Without a lawyer present anything you say can be twisted or misconstrued, not to mention the fact that you could be tricked into a confession. Do not speak to the police without a lawyer.
After you have been accused of a crime, the police must submit any and all evidence compiled for your lawyers review and you should expect to go through extensive questioning. If the lawyer is unable to prove there is not enough evidence to have arrested you in the first place, then your case is referred to prosecutors and you will be arraigned (brought to court) to be formally charged, now that is when things can get worse. Most prosecutors bring you into court for minor charges then pile on the rest. With an unsympathetic judge you may find yourself in remand, rather than out on bail. After the judges decision is made, your legal team will get started building your case and prepping for trial.
Trials can take months if not years to see the inside of a courtroom which can leave a devastating impact on yourself as well as your family. With the team at Cutter we will guide you through every step and fight to make sure the courts complete the process as quickly as is appropriate for the case.
Criminal cases are never ideal and can be stressful for yourself as well as your family, but with Cutter & Associates at your side, you will see the best possible outcome. The Cutter team has years of experience and a deep understanding of the complexity of criminal cases. If you need a criminal Lawyer in the San Antonio, Texas area then look no further than our friendly and passionate team of Lawyers.