Van Nuys Criminal Defense Lawyer
Common Questions about Criminal Defense in Los Angeles
When should I involve an attorney? It is important to involve a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. Even if you have not been formally charged with a crime, an attorney may still be necessary to protect your rights and help ensure that you are not charged in the future. The general rule of thumb is: if you think you may need an attorney, you probably do. At the very least, an attorney can review your particular situation in order to inform you of your rights and options and help you make a decision as to whether you need legal representation.
Do I have to submit to a search of my property or person? While there are certain circumstances where you have to submit to a search, this is not always the case. In general, law enforcement must have a valid search warrant or probable cause to conduct a search. When an illegal search and seizure occurs, the evidence found during that search is prohibited from being used as direct evidence against the defendant.
What are my rights after I’m arrested? After you are detained by law enforcement and brought into custody, you have certain specific rights. These include the right to an attorney and the right to remain silent, both rights which you should exercise immediately. At times, trying to cooperate with law enforcement will only work against a suspect, arrestee or defendant because he or she may say or do something which law enforcement will interpret as evidence or admission of guilt.
Will I face the death penalty for certain offenses in California? California is a state which applies the use of the death penalty for certain capital felony offenses. First degree murder is one such offense, and if a defendant is found guilty he or she may be sentenced to death.
What types of criminal cases does your firm handle? The Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen takes on all types of criminal cases in Van Nuys and the rest of Southern California. This includes drug charges, sex offenses, violent crimes, DUI, white collar crimes, domestic violence and much more.
Do you offer a free consultation? Yes. Your initial consultation with criminal defense lawyer Jonathan C. Rosen is free. Should you decide to work with our firm, you will work directly with Mr. Rosen throughout the life of your case.
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