Crafting A Personalized Defense Against Your Charges
A criminal conviction of any kind can come with more consequences than you are prepared for. In addition to legal penalties like fines and prison or jail time, you may also experience collateral penalties like loss of your job, trouble gaining employment, difficulties finding a place to rent or denied student loan applications.
At Harper and Harper, LLC, our attorneys offer our clients more than 100 years of combined criminal defense experience. We are proud to serve Porter County and the rest of northwestern Indiana from our Valparaiso office, and we take the time to treat each of our clients with the respect and dedication they deserve from their defense lawyers.
Creative Strategies Against Criminal Charges
We understand that every one of our clients comes to us with unique needs and factors in their criminal defense case, and we make sure we have all the information we need to effectively represent them. Throughout our decades of criminal defense advocacy, we have helped clients overcome all manner of criminal allegations, including:
As we work to resolve these and other kinds of cases, we look for any and all opportunities to attain the optimal outcome. Our team is here to help you pursue results including case dismissal, reduced charges or sentences and beating your charges in court, and we take a meticulous and methodical approach to creating a strategy you can depend on.
What Are My Rights?
All people have the Constitutional right to remain silent, as well as the right to have a defense attorney present during police questioning. People are entitled to an attorney even if they cannot afford to hire one. Police officers are required to read you these rights as part of the Miranda warning at the time of your arrest. However, these rights still apply even if you have not been officially arrested.
When Do I Need An Attorney?
It is in your best interests to not speak to the police at all until you have a criminal defense attorney to represent you. That means you need to speak with an attorney as soon as possible after you are approached or arrested by the police. Even if you believe you are innocent, or the police tell you that you do not need to have a lawyer, it’s always in your best interests to have professional representation when dealing with law enforcement.
How Can I Get My Story Told?
You should not answer any questions or otherwise speak to a police officer without an attorney present. However, once you have hired a criminal defense attorney for representation, they can ensure your side of the story is told. An experienced lawyer can make sure you get your side heard in the right way while maintaining your rights and protecting you from potential harm. While some may think that telling their side and cooperating with law enforcement will work in their favor, it’s always a better decision to have professional representation before making any statements to the police.
Choose A Skilled Legal Team To Stand By Your Side
If you are facing criminal charges of any kind from a DUI to an assault, or think you will be soon, now is the best possible time to reach out to us. The more time you give us to build your defense, the stronger it can be. Call us at 219-733-8837 or email us here to schedule your free consultation today.