Frequently Asked Questions
Springfield Criminal Defense Lawyer
After an arrest, many people do not know where to turn or who to trust to ensure that their rights and freedoms are upheld. At Worsham Law Firm, the firm stands ready to provide their clients in Springfield with outstanding representation for their criminal offenses. If you do not find the answer to a concern you may have in this section, do not hesitate to contact the firm today and schedule an evaluation as soon as possible.
Do I need to tell law enforcement my side of the story?
No! In fact, you do not have to say anything at all. You are protected under the United States Constitution and you have the right to remain silent until you speak with an attorney. Even if you have already begun talking, you can stop at any time and request a lawyer present.
Will I go to jail?
There is a good chance you may spend some time in jail or a holding facility, but if you are able to post bond, you may be allowed to await trial at home. If convicted of a crime, you may spend at least the minimum requirements behind bars. You have a better chance of receiving a lower sentence if you work with an attorney though.
Can my charges be dropped?
By retaining legal counsel, there is a chance that your charges can be dropped or greatly reduced. An attorney from Worsham Law Firm can aggressively defend your case and may be able to provide a favorable outcome for you and the charges you may be facing.
If I am convicted of a DWI, will I lose my license?
Yes. If this is your first offense, you will lose your license for a minimum of 30 days on top of mandatory jail sentencing of up to six months. With each repetitive offense, you will have the suspension on your license increased and the amount of jail time increased as well.
What happens if I am convicted of a sex crime?
Convictions of sex crimes mean that you will be facing a life as a registered sex offender. The online registry is available for the entire public to read and will list your address, name and offense. In order to protect yourself, it is highly recommended that you obtain the legal counsel of a trusted attorney.
Do I have rights?
Yes! At every arrest you are supposed to be read your Miranda Rights. These rights are protected under the United States Constitution and grant you the right to remain silent, the right to an attorney and the right to a fair trial. If these rights were not read to you, you may have a strong legal defense against your charges.
Will this stay on my record?
There is a possibility that a conviction will remain on your record for a portion of time. The time will depend on the type of crime that was committed and if the offense was a misdemeanor or a felony. By working with an attorney, you can reduce the amount of time that you may see a charge on your record or have the charge reduced or dismissed.
Do you have other questions?
If you have questions that were not answered or you are interested in knowing how working with an attorney from Worsham Law Firm can affect the outcome of your particular situation and your case, do not hesitate to contact an attorney from the firm today. You deserve aggressive representation and the firm can help! Call now to retain dedicated legal defense.