Frequently Asked Questions: Criminal Defense
Answers from Our Cincinnati Criminal Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, you will likely have
countless questions swarming through your head without adequate answers.
At Bleile & Dawson, we know that you need answers and we are available
to get you the help you need. We are closely familiar with the criminal
defense process and can help you avoid confusion!
Our Cincinnati criminal defense lawyers have provided answers to a number
of frequently asked questions to help you navigate the legal process.
If you need further clarity on any matter, we encourage you to contact
our firm to schedule a
Questions About Criminal Defense
- If I am offered a plea bargain, should I take it?
- Am I required to speak to the police after being arrested?
- What should I do if charged with a federal crime?
- What qualifies as resisting arrest?
- What is the difference between probation and parole?
If I am offered a plea bargain, should I take it?
Whether you should accept a plea bargain will depend on the circumstances
surrounding your case. Prior to making this decision, however, you should
consult a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who can evaluate all
your options. You can ensure that you completely understand your rights
and legal options because you may have a solid chance at winning your
case. Allow our lawyers at Bleile & Dawson to assess your case!
Am I required to speak to the police after being arrested?
After being placed under arrest, you should be read your Miranda rights,
which include the right to remain silent. You do not have to give any
statement to a law enforcement officer following an arrest. You also have
the right to an attorney, which should be exercised. Anything that you
say can be used against you by prosecution in your case.
What should I do if charged with a federal crime?
If you have been charged with a federal crime, you should call upon your
attorney who is knowledgeable on federal procedures. Federal courts have
different procedures than a regular criminal court. At Bleile & Dawson,
we can help you navigate your federal crime case.
What qualifies as resisting arrest?
If you are placed under arrest, you can be additionally charged for resisting
the arrest in various circumstances. Struggling to escape from the officer
while he or she places you under arrest, placing your hands in a position
so that the officer cannot handcuff you, or trying to run away are all
examples of resisting the arrest. If you are charged for resisting arrest,
you will need aggressive legal help at once!
What is the difference between probation and parole?
Many individuals often get the terms "probation" and "parole"
confused. Probation is an alternative to prison while parole is a shortened
duration of incarceration. Probation permits the convicted individual
to avoid jail or prison in exchange for following a set of rules and restrictions
while remaining at home. Parole is given as an option for convicts after
they have completed a certain portion of their sentence in prison. An
individual on parole will be required to abide by set terms and restrictions.
As you navigate the complex criminal defense process in Ohio and Kentucky,
we can remain by your side to answer your questions and help resolve your
concerns. Our firm's desire is to provide you with the answers you
need to skillfully defend you from a conviction.
Speak with a lawyer from Bleile & Dawson at your earliest convenience!
We offer free consultations to get you started!