Tri-Cities Criminal Defense Lawyers

What To Do When You've Been Arrested

You've been arrested—now what? Facing criminal charges can be scary and overwhelming, whether or not you've actually committed a crime. 

The first thing to remember when you've been arrested is that you have rights. The most important of these rights is the right to remain silent until you have legal representation present. Don't answer any questions or make any comments until you've contacted a criminal defense lawyer. 

Once you have secured a defense lawyer, he or she will talk with you privately about the charges, listen to your account of the events, and advise you during the investigation. The criminal justice process can vary greatly depending on the nature of the crime, and your criminal defense lawyer is your advocate through the entire ordeal. He or she will work tirelessly to review evidence, find and interview witnesses, and devise a strategy to get the charges dropped, reduced, or minimize punishment. 

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What to Look For in a Criminal Defense Lawyer

When you're involved in a criminal investigation, your choice of lawyer can make a huge difference in the outcome of your case. Your criminal defense lawyer should therefore be someone you trust to handle your case with diligence and professionalism. A good defense lawyer not only has extensive knowledge of the laws pertaining to your case but also years of practical, firsthand experience in the courtroom. 

At Armstrong & Jameson, P.S., we have over 132 years of collective experience handling all kinds of criminal defense lawsuits, including: 

  • Domestic Violence
  • Sex Crimes
  • DUI
  • Drug-Related Crimes
  • Theft and Burglary
  • White Collar Crimes

Our reputation for success in defending criminal cases speaks for itself. If you've been charged with any type of crime, contact us today to find out how we can help. 

Common Questions About Criminal Law

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If you, or someone you know has been charged with a crime, we can help.

Randy L. Jameson has many years of experience in criminal defense. Ask us anything here or better yet schedule a free consultation!