Criminal Defense FAQs
Have Questions? We Have Your Answers.
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
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.
Call Skousen & Reedy, PLC at (480) 889-8909
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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