Everyone has civil rights, and when you are accused of a crime, you have a very specific set of rights that apply to you. The police and the prosecution have to respect your rights, and if they don’t, the case against you could crumble. How to uphold, protect and use your rights, though, isn’t something everyone knows how to do.
In a somewhat similar situation, juveniles — and in some cases their parents — don’t realize the severity of the criminal case that faces them or their child. They may think that a minor crime committed by their son or daughter doesn’t necessitate a lawyer to defend them. They may think the criminal justice system will smile upon their child and let them off with a lessened punishment.
However, that isn’t always the case. In both of the these scenarios — being accused of a crime, and a juvenile being accused of a minor crime — a criminal defense attorney is necessary to ensure that your rights are protected and that your case is properly handled. Contact us at Jacquelyn Ford Law to help you should you be accused of a criminal act.