San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are arrested and receive criminal charges, then it is important that you understand your rights. The law presumes that you are innocent until proven guilty and the prosecution must prove its case against you beyond a reasonable doubt. To ensure that your rights are protected and that you can present a defense, you should contact an experienced attorney from Treviño Law Firm.
What are your rights when charged with a crime?
When you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony criminal offense, then you have certain rights that are guaranteed by the law and the Constitution. Some of these rights include:
- The right to remain silent
- The right to be represented by an attorney
- The right to confront and cross examine witnesses
- The right to a speedy trial
- The right to receive and review the evidence to be brought before the court
- The right to present a defense
What are some consequences if you are convicted of a crime?
If you are convicted of a crime, then there can be significant consequences and penalties imposed. The exact sentence will depend on the charges you are facing. Some crimes may also have enhancements if you have prior convictions.
In general, you may face imposition of fines, jail time, court-ordered treatment, community service, and probation. Some convictions may result in loss of certain civil rights, such as the right to vote and possess firearms.
If you are not a citizen of the United States, you could face immigration consequences if you are convicted of a crime. Seek out an experienced lawyer that understands the immigration consequences of these convictions.
At Treviño Law Firm, our lawyers are experienced in both criminal and immigration law and how they interact with each other. If you are facing criminal charges, contact us to discuss your options.