Criminal charges, even a seemingly minor charge, have a way of spiraling into a much more complicated situation with consequences that can haunt you for the rest of your life. You need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney to protect your rights and your future.
If you did not commit the crime, do not make the mistake of relying on your innocence to save you. If you believe you are guilty as charged, you still have rights. Do not lose hope and let the police and prosecutors take advantage of you. Please, exercise your right to remain silent and contact Fort Smith criminal defense attorney Phillip J. Milligan right away.
Types of Criminal Cases We Handle
Milligan Law Offices handles a wide range of criminal defense cases including:
- Juvenile defense
- Expungement and record sealing
Guilty or No Contest Plea is Still a Conviction
You should not accept a plea deal without talking to an experienced criminal defense attorney. The prosecutor will try to convince you that it is the easiest way out for you. In reality, it is the easy way out for them. It’s a way for the prosecution to rack up another conviction without the need to do the work and prove your guilt. It is a conviction on your record, and it can haunt you for the rest of your life, even if it seems easier than pressing forward with your defense.
Having said that, a plea agreement may be in your best interest, depending on the circumstances in your case, but you need a criminal defense attorney on your side to make sure that you are not being taken advantage of and that you are truly getting the best possible deal. If you are not adequately represented, the prosecutor will assume that you do not know your rights and can sneak violations past you that might have gotten your case thrown out or the charges reduced.
Phillip J. Milligan is here to protect your rights, hold law enforcement and prosecutors to the letter of the law, and negotiate the best possible plea agreement for you if a plea is appropriate, one that will do the least harm to you in the years to come.
Why You Need a Criminal Defense Attorney Right Away, even if You Are Innocent
Innocence alone will not protect you from a conviction. Wrongful convictions are far too common, as we all know. You need an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated criminal defense attorney on your side from the very beginning. You must exercise your right to remain silent to protect yourself. The line, “anything you say can and will be used against you,” means far more than you might believe. Your words can be twisted, taken out of context, and sometimes even falsified.
When you exercise your right to remain silent, you are not “lawyering up”, you are exercising your legal right to level the playing field and protect yourself from prosecutors who will railroad you whether it is due to playing dirty or with the right intentions aim at the wrong person.
If you have been charged with a crime or think you may be charged with a crime in Arkansas, please call Milligan Law Offices at 479-783-2213 or contact us online right away. Your future depends on it.