Criminal Defense FAQ
Protect Your Future with a Bronx Criminal Defense Lawyer
Whether you've been arrested for burglary, domestic violence, or money
laundering, the threat of a criminal charge appearing on your record is
scary. Many individuals have never had any run-ins with the law and are
unsure of what to expect or where to turn. At The Law Offices of Steven
H. Goldman, we've been helping individuals just like you for nearly 30 years.
In such a crucial time, you need a defense team you can trust. Our firm
is dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and recovering the best
possible outcome for their cases. If you have questions beyond the ones
listed below, our Bronx criminal defense lawyer would be happy to speak with you!
What crimes are charged as felonies?
The state of New York has a wide range of crimes that may be considered
felonies, including first-degree murder, terrorism, sexual assault, first-degree
drug possession, and forgery. The court will consider the circumstances
surrounding the crime before assigning a classification.
Do I have to talk to the police after being arrested?
No. The reading of your Miranda rights implies that you are legally allowed
to remain silent, regardless of what the police officer is asking you.
It is best to speak with an attorney before conferring with the police.
Should I hire a lawyer if I think I'm guilty?
This is one of the most asked questions we receive and the answer is always
yes. A skilled lawyer can review your case and is often able have your charges
thrown out or prove that you were guilty for less than what you were charged with.
Is it in my best interests to accept the offer of a plea bargain?
All plea bargains are different and depending on your unique situation,
it may not be wise to accept. An attorney will provide the counsel you
need to help you achieve the most desirable outcome.
What kind of questions should I ask my potential defense team?
The right lawyer can make all the difference in the successful outcome
of your case. Asking questions about their experience, their past case
record, and their defense tactics will all give you a better idea about
what they can offer you.
How can your firm help me?
Our firm treats each case with the utmost respect and attentiveness. From
the moment you contact our team, we will begin reviewing the details of
your case and prepare an aggressive defense on your behalf. We will work
tirelessly to protect your rights and your future.
Don't go another day without trusted legal counsel!
Contact our Bronx criminal defense lawyer today.
We proudly serve clients in the Bronx,
Manhattan as well as Westchester and throughout New York City.