Criminal Defense FAQs

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At Skousen & Reedy, PLC, our Mesa criminal defense attorneys are completely aware that you may be concerned, confused, or overwhelmed after a criminal arrest or criminal charge. We make sure to spend all the time and effort that is needed to help you completely understand your rights and be informed of your options as your case moves forward. Read the following FAQs to learn more!

I’ve been arrested. What are my rights?
Knowing your rights can be one of the most crucial ways to strengthen your defense, including before or after an arrest. In addition to your right to remain silent, you have the right to retain legal counsel. These are known as your Miranda Rights, and they protect your Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination and can help you avoid serious repercussions.

What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
Cases can be prosecuted and tried at different levels, including misdemeanors or felonies. In the most general sense, misdemeanor offenses are lesser charges and result in less harsh penalties. Felonies are typically prosecuted more harshly and can result in more severe penalties.

Will my case go to trial?
Not all cases will go to trial and, typically speaking, cases are handled on a case-by-case basis. In some instances, avoiding trial will be in the best interest of our client. In these cases, we may be able to negotiate a satisfactory outcome with prosecutors on behalf of our clients. In other instances, however, if charges have been filed against you and a verdict cannot be reached by negotiation or before going to trial, then we are confident in our ability to help you navigate the court process.

Do I need to hire a defense attorney?
Regardless of the charges you face, it will be imperative to the final outcome of your case to speak with a defense lawyer as soon as possible. Without understanding your rights or options, you could be jeopardizing your future and your freedom. To avoid the harshest criminal penalties under the law, we encourage you to speak with our team immediately.

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If you have more questions regarding your case and the charges you face, do not wait another moment to speak with us. We at Skousen & Reedy, PLC have more than 20 years of successful results obtained for our clients, and we look forward to helping you too. Contact our offices as soon as possible to begin discussing your case confidentially.

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