If you have ever watched a police reality show or even read a “cops and robbers” bestseller you already know that you have the right to ask for a lawyer at some point during the investigation and/or prosecution of a crime. What may not be so clear is exactly when you should ask for a [ ] The post Ask a Smyrna Criminal Attorney: When Should I Ask for a Lawyer? appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
For the average person, being arrested and accused of a criminal offense is a fairly frightening experience. Once the shock of being to jail wears off, you start to think about the bigger picture. Specifically, you begin thinking about the eventual outcome of the case. If you find yourself in this position, the best thing [ ] The post Can My Smyrna Criminal Lawyer Find Out What Evidence the State Has Against Me? appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you were recently arrested and charged with a criminal offense you are undoubtedly concerned about the eventual outcome of your case. If this is the first time you have been charged with a criminal offense, you are probably also feeling overwhelmed and confused about how to navigate the criminal justice system. The most important [ ] The post How to Choose the Right La Vergne Criminal Defense Attorney for Your Case appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
Unless you have been through the process before, finding yourself the defendant in a criminal prosecution is typically a frightening experience. Before you even have a chance to worry much about the potential outcome of your case, you have to make it through your initial court appearance and figure out how to navigate the criminal [ ] The post Smyrna Criminal Defense Attorney Explains a No Contact Order appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you find yourself under arrest and charged with a criminal offense, one of the first concerns you will likely have is getting out of jail. Fortunately, in the United States, a defendant is entitled to a reasonable bond that will allow the individual to be released from custody and remain free while the case [ ] The post Can a Smyrna Criminal Lawyer Help Me Get a Bond Reduction? appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
We you recently arrested and charged with a criminal offense or are you the loved one of someone who was? If so, and this is your first exposure to the criminal justice system, you are undoubtedly feeling overwhelmed and concerned about the outcome of the case. After all, your knowledge of the criminal prosecution process [ ] The post Smyrna Criminal Defense Attorney Answers 5 Common Questions appeared first on Bennett & Michael, Attorneys at Law.
If you are currently facing criminal charges in Tennessee, one of the most important decisions you will need to make throughout the course of your case is how to resolve your case. Unless the prosecutor decides to dismiss all charges against you, your options will be to accept a guilty plea agreement negotiated on your behalf by your defense attorney, have a judge decide your fate at a bench trial (also referred to as a “trial by judge”), or exercise your right to a trial by jury. If you have never been the defendant in a criminal trial before, your understanding of a trial is likely based on what you have seen on television. Unfortunately, the way in which criminal trials are portrayed by Hollywood is not always accurate. Of course, you should consult at length with your criminal defense attorney before deciding how to proceed in your case; however, it may help you feel more informed and in control of your own future to learn what really happens at a criminal trial.