Hoover Criminal Defense Attorney
Fighting Criminal Charges in Jefferson County
Being arrested for a crime can completely change your life. If you are convicted, you face jail or prison time, as well as steep fines and other possible penalties. The best thing you can do to protect yourself and your future is to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney who knows how to handle your case.
At Pleasant Legal Solutions, we offer aggressive representation to those accused of all types of crimes. We focus our criminal defense practice on complex cases involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), theft, and other crimes under Alabama state law and federal statutes. If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, reach out to our firm right away to learn how we can help.
Call (205) 736-8984 or contact us online to set up a free and confidential consultation with our Hoover criminal defense attorney.
Your Rights During & After an Arrest
When you are stopped by the police, detained, or arrested, you have certain rights, regardless of the circumstances. It is important that you know and exercise these rights, as doing so can often protect you in the event of future prosecution.
Some of your most basic rights during and after an arrest include:
- The Right to Remain Silent: You do not have to answer any questions or explain yourself to the police; in fact, we strongly advise you to remain silent during and after an arrest. Remember, anything you say can and will be used against you. The best thing you can do is to remain silent and wait to speak to a lawyer first.
- The Right to Be Free from Unreasonable Search/Seizure: You do not have to let the arresting officer search your home, vehicle, or person. If the officer has reason to believe you are armed, they may conduct a pat down. You should not attempt to stop an officer who is searching your property, but you should loudly and clearly state that you do not consent to a search of your belongings or property.
- The Right to an Attorney: You have the right to an attorney; if you cannot afford one, you have the right to be appointed an attorney by the court. We strongly urge you to exercise this right. Though you are allowed to represent yourself in criminal proceedings, doing so is not advised. An attorney understands the law and can help you navigate the criminal justice system.
- The Right to Due Process and Fair Treatment: You have the right to due process, meaning you have the right to be treated fairly under the criminal justice system. The government cannot deny you your life, liberty, or property without following the necessary and appropriate procedures set forth by law. You also have the right to be treated justly and without discrimination.
These are just some of your basic rights during and after an arrest. If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime, we encourage you to reach out to our firm right away to learn how our Hoover criminal defense lawyer can help. The sooner you contact our team, the sooner we can begin building your case and fighting for your rights.
How Our Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help
Whether you have been arrested for DUI or are under investigation for theft, Pleasant Legal Solutions is here to protect your rights, your liberty, and your future. We are prepared to handle all aspects of your criminal defense, from gathering evidence and presenting it at trial to negotiating plea bargains, filing motions, and seeking a case dismissal or acquittal, depending on the details of your case.
We know that this is a stressful time in your life. Hoover criminal defense attorney Jeanetta Pleasant offers compassionate, client-focused legal representation to help make the process easier for you. We are here to answer your questions and provide the aggressive advocacy you deserve.
Get in touch with us today at (205) 736-8984 or submit a secure online contact form to request a complimentary consultation with Attorney Pleasant.
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