Frequently Asked Questions
Criminal Defense Lawyers Serving Circleville
When you are facing charges for a crime, everything can seem extremely confusing and overwhelming. At Hess Legal LLC, we believe it is in our clients' best interest to equip themselves with the knowledge they will need as they move forward with their cases. This is why we have answered some of the most commonly asked questions our Circleville criminal defense attorneys get. If you do not see your question answered below, please feel free to contact us today.
What Should I Do if I Was Arrested?
If you were arrested, or a loved one was taken into police custody, the first priority should be calling a criminal defense lawyer. You have the right to an attorney, so request one immediately. Do not speak to the police about anything related to the incident. It is all too easy to mistakenly incriminate yourself. Once a lawyer has arrived you can rest assured that they are protecting your best interests.
What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor & a Felony?
A misdemeanor is a crime that is determined to be less serious than a felony. Misdemeanors include petty theft, public intoxication, trespassing, traffic violations, and more. They generally carry a punishment of fines or minimal jail time. Felonies include such crimes as kidnapping, murder, drug crimes, and grand theft. These are usually punished by jail time of longer than a year and severe fines.
Do I Need an Attorney if I Plan to Plead Guilty?
Even if you are going to plead guilty, you should still have an attorney on your side. Representing yourself in court can lead to serious consequences. With a lawyer on your side, there is a much stronger chance that your sentence will be reduced. It is much too easy to take advantage of a person who does not have a legal advocate.
Why Should I Choose Hess Legal LLC?
Our team has 25 years of combined experience in taking on criminal defense matters. With a former prosecutor and criminal investigator on our side, we know all the most effective strategies to use in court and we can build you a solid defense.
Call (740) 249-1501 now to schedule a free case evaluation with a Circleville criminal defense lawyer from our firm.