The criminal process can be confusing. Without the help of a criminal defense attorney, your criminal charge can wreak havoc on your life.
The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC has more than 20 years of experience handling criminal defense cases throughout West Virginia. Our personalized and aggressive advocacy has resulted in reduced sentences, acquittals, and dismissed charges for our clients.
As soon as the police stop or arrest you, let The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC offer you the advice and guidance you need to protect your rights. The police may detain you and question you long before they arrest you.
The prosecution may use anything you say to the police against you in court. Protect yourself by calling a defense lawyer as soon as the police begin interviewing you. The police do not require a warrant for every search or arrest, and our attention to detail can prevent improper procedure from hurting your case.
When the police arrest you, they will read you your Miranda rights, which are the following:
They do not read your Miranda rights until they take you into custody. You still do not have to say anything, except to provide your basic information, name, and address. Remember to invoke your right to remain silent.
Once you are arrested, your case proceeds to arraignment. There, the judge asks you to enter a plea to the charges you face. Pleas include:
Even if you refuse to answer, your case moves forward. The law entitles you to have a lawyer during these proceedings, and for him to speak on your behalf. As a West Virginia criminal law attorney, Mr. Giatras regularly handles arraignments with his clients.
Dealing with your personal injury or criminal defense matter may seem overwhelming. Trust The Giatras Law Firm, PLLC to handle it and to provide you with peace of mind.
We offer a no-risk, free consultation for personal injury cases only, and evening and weekend appointments. We make home and hospital visits when necessary. Contact us online, and learn more about criminal laws in West Virginia. We can help.