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Q: I’ve been charged with a crime. Do I really need an attorney?
A: There is a reason why attorneys have to go to law school and pass the bar exam. Sure, people have the right to represent themselves, but the criminal court process is extremely complex and should only be navigated by an experienced attorney. Plus, with so much on the line, why would you risk having the book thrown at you?
Q: How much will a criminal defense attorney cost?
A: All cases are different and, as such, will require varying amounts of work. Therefore, it’s difficult to say how much any individual case will cost. However, Ibanez Criminal Defense is competitive with other criminal defense offices in its affordable pricing. We also offer payment plans. Call or email now for a free consultation and quote!
Q: I’ve been arrested. What now?
A: First off, say nothing except that you wish to remain silent and you want your attorney. Then contact Ibanez Criminal Defense. Just because a person is arrested doesn’t mean that charges are filed yet. Ibanez Criminal Defense has been extremely successful in preventing charges from being filed following an arrest. If charges are filed, you need an experienced attorney to begin fighting for you as soon as possible, even before the first court date.
Q: What should I expect out of the court process?
A: This too is difficult to say. All cases are different and all courthouses, prosecutors, and judges operate differently. This is one of the reason why it is important to have an attorney who is familiar with the process handle the case. What we can say is that, depending on the case, you may not even need to go to court. The law allows an attorney to go to court on your behalf in some cases without you even needing to be present.
Q: How long does a conviction stay on my record?
A: Forever. It is a misconception that a conviction magically disappears after a certain amount of time. This simply isn’t true. That is why it is important to do everything possible to fight the charges and possibly get the case dismissed. However, if you have a conviction on your record, not all hope is lost. Ibanez Criminal Defense is highly experienced in expunging criminal records.