HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:11:25-05:00Criminal defense is the legal process of defending a person who has been charged with a crime. A criminal defense lawyer can help you navigate the criminal justice system, fight for your rights, and protect your interests.
How much does a criminal defense lawyer cost?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:14:08-05:00The cost of a criminal defense lawyer will vary depending on the severity of the charges, the jurisdiction in which the case will be tried, and the lawyer's experience and reputation. Our initial consultations are always free, and we tailor our fees to your specific situation to provide the most effective representation possible.
Can I represent myself in court?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:20:55-05:00While you have the right to represent yourself in court, it is generally not a good idea. Criminal cases are complex, and without legal training, it isn't easy to present a strong defense. The prosecutors you are up against have years of training. A criminal defense lawyer will have the knowledge and experience necessary to build a strong case on your behalf.
What should I do if I am charged with a crime?
HCB Law Firm2022-09-20T17:09:49-05:00If you have been charged with a crime, you should contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand the charges against you and fight for your rights.
Who will investigate my case?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:24:45-05:00Our attorneys will investigate your case and work to uncover evidence that can be used in your defense. When appropriate we are able to retain expert witnesses, private investigators, forensic specialists and other professionals to craft the most effective defense possible.
What are discovery and pretrial motions?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:31:58-05:00Discovery is the process of gathering evidence from the prosecution. Our attorneys will use discovery to obtain police reports, witness statements, and other evidence that can be used in your defense. Pretrial motions are legal motions that are filed before trial. These motions can be used to suppress evidence or dismiss the charges against you.
What is a plea bargain?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:31:41-05:00A plea bargain is an agreement between the prosecutor and the defendant in which the defendant chooses to make a deal with the prosecution to limit the risk of having a trial. We evaluate every case and investigate every fact to determine whether you have a defense to the crimes you have been charged with. When the facts against you are overwhelming, we are skilled at negotiating the best possible outcome for your case.
What is a trial?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:35:19-05:00A trial is a legal proceeding in which evidence is presented and a verdict is rendered, either by the court in a “bench trial” or by a jury in a “jury trial”. When a trial is necessary, the individual facts of the case determine which is the most appropriate for you.
Can I appeal my conviction?
HCB Law Firm2022-10-02T09:37:58-05:00If you are convicted of a crime, you have the right to appeal your conviction. An appellate court will review the record of your trial and determine whether any errors were made. If the appellate court finds that errors were made, it may reverse your conviction or order a new trial.