Criminal Defense FAQ

Counsel from an experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer

Have questions about hiring a lawyer? Confused about the criminal process? Let our criminal defense attorney answer any questions you may have! With years of experience and a background in prosecution, we are informed on the ins and outs of criminal law. Don't see the answers you are looking for? Contact us directly to get more information!

Do I really need an attorney for my case?
Whether you plan on fighting your charges or want to work out a plea bargain with the prosecution, having an attorney on your side can be invaluable. No matter the charges you face, you can have peace of mind knowing you have a trusted legal advocate beside you. A lawyer can help you fight serious charges and negotiate for the best plea bargain when possible. Without legal representation, you may not get as favorable an outcome as you would hope.

Will I be passed off to a legal assistance?
When you come to Ahmad Law Firm, you are never passed off to a legal assistant or inexperienced legal professional. You get to work directly with your attorney, getting personalized legal counsel every step of the way. We are not just your law firm, we are your counselor at law. We are also available 24/7 to provide counsel, support and guidance.

What if I am not sure if I want to work with your firm?
At Ahmad Law Firm, we understand that selecting a criminal defense attorney to handle your case is a big step. You need to make sure you have the right legal advocate on your side who can defend your future and protect your freedom when facing the most serious charges. That is why we offer free consultations for all potential clients. We meet with you prior to any commitment and discuss your case with you. If you are not convinced that we are the right fit for your case, you can simply walk away!

I've been arrested. Now what?
The first thing you should do is make sure that you exercise your right to remain silent. You do not have to speak with officers or investigators about your charges! So long as you provide all personal information requested, you are perfectly within your rights to decline answering other questions. Next, you should retain a proven criminal defense lawyer right away who can advocate on your behalf and ensure your rights are not violated in any way.

Will I go to jail for my charges?
We understand that the thought of going to jail can be scary and intimidating. However, it is important that you keep in mind that you are innocent until proven guilty! Right now, you have the chance to fight your charges and get them reduced, dismissed, or even reduced. Not only that, but you can work out a plea bargain with the prosecution to settle for alternative options to prison time. For example, if convicted of DUI, you could work out a deal to attend a substance abuse program rather than spend time in jail. You may also be granted probation over jail time, especially if your crime is a non-violent offense.

Have more specific questions about your charges? Contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.