Today I've decided to answer some frequently asked questions by individuals recently arrested and looking to hire a criminal defense attorney.
What is a misdemeanor? A misdemeanor is a lesser criminal offense than a felony. Punishment for most misdemeanors can include up to 12 months in jail, restitution, community service, and/or loss of your license. Additionally, misdemeanors can carry substantial monetary fines.
What is a felony? A felony is a serious criminal offense. A felony is punishable by jail time greater than one year and a large fine. Further, a felony can be punishable by life in prison or death.
This is my first arrest, what steps should I take from here? Most people who are arrested and in trouble with the law are first time offenders. Many are good citizens and hard working individuals who made a mistake. When a first time offender is arrested, they can be confused and intimidated by the complexity of the legal system. At the Law Office of Robert L. Booker, P.C., we provide each case with an aggressive defense at a fair and economical price.
Should I represent myself? No, you should not represent yourself. You may think that you can't afford to hire an attorney, but with the possibility of having to spend time in jail, pay fines, or other legal penalties, you have to ask yourself can you afford not to hire an attorney. At the Law Office of Robert L. Booker, P.C., we provide effective and proficient counsel. We will explore all options for your case and work to achieve the best possible outcome. We take credit cards and can discuss payment plans for criminal defense cases.