When to Call a Lawyer
Wondering When to Call a Lawyer?
Here's the short answer to this question: If you think you might need a lawyer, you probably do. It is critical to have an attorney involved in your case from the very beginning. We advise people to not wait until they are charged, arraigned or are required to attend preliminary hearings. Even at these very early stages, it may be too late to influence the outcome of the case.
At our Harrisburg law firm, Curcillo Law, our lawyers hope that clients will contact them as soon as they suspect they might be charged. Even in relatively simple matters, there are often things an attorney can do to mitigate the impact of a criminal charge. We also urge them to find an attorney suited to their needs and circumstances. If they wouldn't use a general practitioner for major surgery, why should they use a general practice lawyer for a defense against criminal charges?
Our criminal defense attorney can advise you about your options and your rights, even before you are charged. Our lawyers can also educate you about the legal process that you may be facing. You will also learn about the possible penalties in cases such as yours. But most important, you will learn how to respond to questions from police and other investigators.
It is critical that you not incriminate yourself or say anything that could lead to more serious charges or a higher bail. It is also important to note that you have the right to not cooperate with the police until you obtain legal counsel.
When you visit or call our law firm, either after a criminal arrest or a criminal investigation, we advise you to get representation as quickly as possible and to say nothing to law enforcement until your lawyer arrives. We will explain in detail what your rights are and how you should behave if you have already been arrested. The important thing to know is that once you are charged, things will not get better if you fail to obtain appropriate legal representation. Act as soon as possible to protect yourself.
Contacting Our Law Offices
To discuss your circumstances with an experienced criminal defense attorney, call our Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, law offices 717-651-9100 or contact us via email today.