Protect Your Rights After a State Charge
Houston Criminal Defense Law Firm: Trial Lawyers for Serious Offenses
At Guy L. Womack & Associates, P.C., the legal team has an exceptional degree of trial law experience, and has served thousands of jury trials in military, federal and state courts. One of the crucial elements in a defense case is the level of experience of your Houston criminal defense attorney. Not all law firms have a litigator, and often have to hire on a trial lawyer when a case must go to court. We know – we are frequently called upon to serve in this capacity. You can contact us directly to find out what we can do to protect your rights.
What are the rights of the criminally accused?
If you are charged in the USA, you are protected by the US Constitution. Do you know your rights? You have the right to an attorney. You have the right to be protected from illegal search and seizure, and the right to be safe from an arrest without probable cause. If it can be proven clearly that the police had no probable cause to stop you, the case could be dismissed.
If your home or car was searched and evidence gathered that was later used to charge you, this search must have been conducted without violating your rights. If any police investigators ask if they can search your home, don't allow it, until a judge has signed a search warrant. The only purpose in the search is to find evidence to convict you. If they don't have enough evidence for a judge to sign the search warrant, you can save yourself from the consequences of the search.
Your Miranda Rights
A person arrested must have their rights read. These rights are the right to remain silent, and the right to an attorney. It is crucial that you exercise the right to remain silent. Trying to explain what happened can create real problems in your case. The police are skilled in getting an accused person to make statements that are later shown to a jury in a less than favorable light.
Every detail about you, and your attitude, your demeanor, whether you were unhappy, angry, sad, unresponsive or any other emotional response or statements will be used against you, whether you are innocent or guilty. Exercise your right to remain silent – and your right to an attorney. Just make certain that you are represented by an attorney that knows how to present a persuasive, well prepared defense case to the jury. The quality of the lawyer presenting your case makes a significant difference. The jury is swayed by many factors, including how the Houston criminal defense lawyer presents the case. Not all lawyers have this skill. Call us for a case evaluation, and exercise your right to an attorney.
Fighting for You and Your Rights
At our firm, we are zealous advocates for the rights of our clients. We comb through the evidence to determine if rights have been violated, and if so, we could file various types of actions pre-trial. We do everything possible to gain an advantage for our clients, both in and out of court.
Know your rights; get a Houston criminal lawyer on your side who will protect them.