Being arrested for a criminal offense of any type can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you've never been on the wrong side of the law. While investigations, arrests, and legal proceedings can be overwhelming, it is important to understand that the steps you take in the immediate aftermath of an arrest can greatly influence the potential outcome of your case.
At Chung & Ignacio, LLP, our Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyers focus on easing our clients' concerns and fears after they've been charged with a crime. We also make it a point to explain why it's so important for anyone being investigated or charged with a criminal offense to act quickly and to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible.
Why should you act fact after an arrest?
- Some cases have time constraints – In some cases, time may be of the essence due to time constraints. Individuals charged with driving under the influence (DUI), for example, will only have 10 days to request an administrative hearing with the DMV. If a hearing is not requested within the 10-day period, motorists may face automatic license suspensions. Our Rancho Cucamonga DUI lawyers stress the importance of these deadlines.
- Early intervention – Contacting a lawyer early on during investigations or as soon as possible after an arrest may afford attorneys the time to determine what law enforcement officers have against you, as well as how they may intervene. In some situations, lawyers may be able to work with law enforcement and prosecutors to have charges dropped.
- More time to evaluate options – Speaking with a lawyer early in your legal journey can provide extra time to review and evaluate all available options. Our experienced attorneys explain all of our clients' options and how we can best defend their rights, freedoms, and futures.
- Creating effective defense strategies – The faster you reach out to a criminal attorney, the more time you give them to create an effective defense. Our lawyers work diligently on every case and concentrate on conducting thorough investigations, closely reviewing all facts and circumstances, and creating the strongest possible defense.
If you or someone you love has been charged with a crime in Rancho Cucamonga or any of the surrounding communities – or if you are currently under investigation – give our firm a call to learn how we can help. We offer free consultations and can review your case to explain what you can expect.
To request a free consultation, call (909) 726-7112 or fill out an online case evaluation form.