Criminal Law FAQs

Criminal Law Frequently Asked Questions

Should I hire an attorney if I have been charged with a crime?

A: It is very important that you do everything you can to protect your rights if you have been charged or are under investigation for a crime.  If you are convicted, you could face very serious consequences, depending upon the situation that you find yourself in.  With the help of an experienced attorney, your chances of receiving a positive outcome in your case will be greatly increased.  While no attorney can guarantee results, individuals who have the legal assistance of a lawyer have a better chance at getting the outcome they desire.

Should I speak to the police if I have been arrested?

A: It is paramount that your rights are protected after you have been arrested.  You do not need to say anything to the police except you want an attorney.  You must always remember that anything you say or do can be used against you in a court of law.  The police will not hesitate to use your own words or actions against you, and potentially twist them in a way that favors their position.  You have legal rights and you need to do everything in your power to ensure that they are upheld throughout the entire criminal process.

What should I do to protect my rights after I have been arrested?

A: It is so important to remember that you do not have to answer questions by the police or other law enforcement agents.  In fact, you should remain silent and demand an attorney no matter what they say or do.  Do not agree to be questioned without your attorney present and do not fall for tactics designed merely to get you to talk. At Kahan, Kerensky and Capossela we understand how difficult it can be for someone who was just arrested.

What criminal charges and hearings can your firm help me with?

A: Kahan Kerensky and Capossela has significant experience in successfully handling cases involving the following charges and many more:                                                                                     

  • Assault
  • Bond Hearings
  • Domestic Violence
  • Driving with a suspended License  Invalid
  • Drug Charges
  • Driving Under the Influence DUI/DWI
  • Harassment
  • Illegal Search and Seizures
  • Internet and Computer Crimes
  • Juvenile Court Cases
  • Motion Practice ( Suppression /  Discovery / Evidence )
  • Pretrial Diversion
  • Probation Violation
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Theft and Financial Charges
  • Violent Offenses
  • Warrants