Many people who are arrested or accused of crimes are torn between wanting their stories to be heard and wanting to maintain as much privacy as possible. In hopes of defending themselves, they sometimes make mistakes that affect the outcomes of their cases—and they’re often unaware of the consequences and potential alternatives until it’s too late.
The criminal justice system can be complex, and handling criminal charges alone can be a big mistake. Whether you’re facing a first-time DUI or serious felony charges, you only get one chance to defend yourself and make sure your side of the story is heard. Our criminal defense attorneys are local to Fairfax and help people across the D.C. region understand their rights after an arrest, make informed decisions, and work toward getting charges dismissed or building a strong defense for trial. For more information, or to talk to one of our experienced criminal defense lawyers now, reach out to Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC at 877-652-1553.
What to Do If You Have Been Arrested or Accused of a Crime in Northern Virginia
If you have been arrested for a jailable offense, it’s very important that you fully understand your rights before you make decisions in your case. Many times, there may be alternative options available at certain stages of the legal process that can help you get the best outcome for you, but if you are unaware of your rights, it is easy to lose those options as your case moves forward. If you or a loved one is arrested, it is very important that you:
- Don’t speak to the police or make decisions about your case until you’ve talked with an attorney.
- Don’t talk about the details of your case with anyone but your attorney, even if the person asking is a friend or family member.
- Contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible.
You don’t have to wait for the situation to get out of control before you contact an attorney. Although it can be difficult to remain quiet when so much is at stake, getting informed and getting help as soon as possible are the best ways to protect yourself in a difficult and confusing situation.
Why Working With an Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Make a Difference
Because choices aren’t always clear, and because it is easy to make mistakes or misinformed assumptions about what to expect from the criminal process, it makes sense to have someone on your side who is familiar with the law and the court system in your local area. The experienced criminal defense lawyers with Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, believe in keeping clients involved in their defense every step of the way, and we will:
- Speak with you honestly
- Keep you informed
- Explain what to expect
- Help you make informed decisions
- Make sure you understand your options after an arrest
- Protect your rights throughout the legal process
- Help you work toward the best outcome in your individual circumstances
- Work toward having charges or evidence dismissed when possible
- Uncover police mistakes or violations of your rights
- Create a strong legal argument in your defense
- Defend you in court
- Help you work through the appeals process, if needed
Working with a criminal defense lawyer means gaining a highly informed and experienced ally. At Kearney, Freeman, Fogarty & Joshi, PLLC, we are committed to doing everything possible to help you reach your goals and make sure you get a fair trial.
Types of Cases Our Fairfax Criminal Defense Attorneys Handle
The attorneys with our Fairfax law firm represent people who have been accused of many different types of criminal cases, including:
- DUI and license suspension
- Traffic violations
- Felony offenses
- Murder or manslaughter
- Assault and battery
- Domestic assault
- Drug possession and distribution
- Theft offenses
- Fraud and embezzlement
- Gun and weapon offenses
- Juvenile crimes
- Expungement of criminal records
If you have any questions about the types of cases we handle or what we can do for you, we encourage you to speak with us. We are also happy to speak with family members or loved ones who have questions about an arrest or are acting as your “voice” while you are in jail.
Contact Our Fairfax Defense Lawyers Today to Protect Your Rights and Your Future
Our criminal defense lawyers can be there for you from the very beginning of your case through the appeals process. We believe in a personal approach with our clients, and we won’t just pass you off to a paralegal. We are ready to listen to what you have to say, and we are prepared to provide an aggressive defense in your case.
Don’t wait to get the help you need. Call us today at 877-652-1553 or fill out our contact form to find out what our trial lawyers can do for you.