Q:I’ve been arrested for a simple charge. Do I still need legal counsel?
A:Regardless of the severity, every charge should be treated as a serious matter. Even the simplest of charges can have a negative impact on your life. From driver’s license suspension to lost opportunities, even petty crimes can alter your everyday life. It is important to retain a lawyer, if only to keep you informed of your rights and options throughout the process.
Q:What are the penalties if I am convicted?
A:This is a difficult question to answer without understanding the full details of your case. Penalties often depend on the severity and type of charge. The more serious the crime, the more detrimental the penalties. A conviction can result in time in jail or prison, loss of driver’s or professional license, probation, fines, and more.
Q:If I am under investigation, should I speak with law enforcement?
A:You have to be careful and protect your rights when dealing with law enforcement officers. Remember, you have the right to remain silent. This is crucial as you may incriminate yourself by simply answering a question. If you are under investigation or stopped by law enforcement, politely request to have an attorney present before answering any questions.
Q:Why should I choose McPhie Law?
A:Our firm is led by a former senior prosecutor who has handled thousands of cases. This knowledge of both sides of the courtroom has proved to be invaluable time and time again. When it comes to defending your rights in negotiations or in trial, experience matters. Our personal injury representation is based on compassion and care, seeking to obtain maximum compensation for our clients. This is what sets our firm apart from the rest.
Q:Do you offer free consultations?
A:Yes! Call us any time for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case and what we can do to help.
Q:How much do you charge?
A:Contact our firm to learn more about what we charge for each case. We work with each client specifically to offer payment plans if he or she is having difficulty paying for attorney fees.