What rights do you have if you are charged with a violent crime?

What rights do you have if you are charged with a violent crime?

The U.S. Constitution guarantees some rights to everyone in the country.
These rights are important and no matter what crime you might be charged
with, law enforcement should not infringe upon these rights. Here are
some of the most common rights of anyone who is charged with a crime:

— You have the right to remain silent and not say anything that may
be used against you in court.

— You have the right to an attorney if you request one.

— You have the right to not be questioned if your attorney is not present.

— You have a right to legal representation even if you cannot to
hire a private attorney.

— You have a right to request an attorney at any time during questioning.

— You have the right to be treated humanely and not receive any cruel
and unusual punishment.

— You have the right to a speedy trial.

— You have the right to not be considered guilty of the crime before
going to trial.

At The Law Offices of James E. Crawford, Jr. & Associates, LLC, we
understand what a difficult time it can be when you are facing violent
crime charges, such as homicide, robbery, rape or assault. This is especially
true if it is the first time you have been arrested.

We will ensure your rights are protected as your case makes its way through
the criminal court system. We have extensive experience in providing effective
defense strategies for our clients. To learn more, please visit our webpage
on violent crimes defense.