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After an Arrest

How to Protect Your Rights

The one thing that you must do as soon as possible following an arrest is hire a Modesto criminal defense attorney from our firm. The reason that this is such a crucial course of action for you to take is that you are now in a perilous situation. Statements you make and actions you take at this stage of the case can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of the situation, and they have the potential to determine the course of your future for years to come. Even minor mistakes could lead to a conviction that could have been prevented, potentially resulting in fines, imprisonment, and a criminal record. Don't take chances with the outcome of your case. Hire a Modesto criminal defense lawyer now.

You absolutely must not discuss the situation with anyone but your attorney. The police officers and investigators may approach you with a friendly attitude and suggest that by talking and cooperating, you may be able to secure a better outcome. Don't think that you can improve the situation by explaining your side of the story. Realize that they only reason they want to talk to you is that they want you to provide them with evidence.

The job of law enforcement officers is to solve crimes and have criminals convicted, and you are now in their crosshairs. Exercise your right to remain silent at all times and politely - but firmly - insist on having your lawyer present to represent you. You should not think that by remaining silent you will be making yourself look guilty. Your right to remain silent is part of the Bill of Rights, which is contained in the United States Constitution, and the fact that you have chosen to exercise this right cannot be used against you in court.

Speak with a Modesto Criminal Defense Attorney

Come to Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated as soon as possible after your arrest for a confidential consultation with a Modesto criminal defense attorney who has nearly a decade of experience. During this meeting, you will have the opportunity to explain what happened from your viewpoint and without the risk of incriminating yourself. You can ask your questions about the case, and you will be able to learn about your legal options.

Your criminal defense attorney in Modesto can inform you of what to expect next and can get straight to work on a strategy for defending your rights. We understand what a stressful, frightening and frustrating experience this may be for you. We want to help you find your way back out of the criminal justice system with a minimum of delay.Contact Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated today!

Fees and Payments

Here at Scott Mitchell Law Incorporated, when it comes to fees and payments, we strive to be flexible with clients who are seeking legal representation. We offer payment arrangements, flat fee contracts, and traditional retainer agreements. We understand legal representation is necessary for all, and yet difficult for most to pay the fees all at once. Although we cannot guarantee that everyone will be able to hire us, we do promise to do what we can to make it possible for you to hire one of our attorneys to represent you.