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Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney as Soon as Possible

Updated: Mar 13

If you've been charged with a crime, you need to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible, even before the arraignment.

This ensures that your rights are not lost and good evidence isn't lost.

For example, if you are charged with DUI, you have 10 days from your arrest to request a driver's license suspension hearing. If you do not request it during that time, the right is waived.

Furthermore, evidence could be lost if you don't hire a lawyer as soon as possible. Security camera videos are typically lost within a few days. If you do not act as quickly as possible to preserve these videos, they are lost forever. This means you could be without evidence that shows your innocence.

An attorney can also help you get out of jail quickly once arrested, coordinating with bondsmen and the jail. Without an attorney your defense can be impaired, your rights can be waived, and you could remain in jail unnecessarily. If you've been arrested, call me as soon as possible to set up an appointment. I do appointments over the weekend if necessary. If you need a criminal defense lawyer who will fight for you, call me now and set up a consultation at 251-289-0576.