Educating You About Your Rights And Your Defense Options
At Besen Law in Asheville, we understand how overwhelming it can be to face criminal charges of any kind. Whether you are facing minor charges or serious felony charges, you know that a conviction could permanently alter the course of your life. Not only will we provide the defense counsel you need, but we will educate you about your rights and help you understand all your options.
If you have questions about how to defend yourself against criminal charges, we can help. Our founding attorney, Ted J. Besen, served as a law enforcement officer before beginning his career as a defense lawyer in North Carolina. He will employ his combined experience to provide you with the support, information and knowledgeable guidance you need.
Answering Your Important Questions
We can answer questions regarding your defense. We believe each client deserves a complete explanation of his or her rights and options, and Mr. Besen will take the time to address all of your concerns, including some of these commonly asked questions:
- Do I really need an attorney? You may be tempted to deal with your criminal charges on your own. Even in minor cases, an experienced attorney will know how to protect your rights, fight for the best possible outcome and help you avoid mistakes. Even if you are guilty, without an attorney you may receive a much harsher penalty than what you deserve.
- What should I do if I am under investigation? Learning you are under investigation can be overwhelming. Even if you are not facing charges, you can benefit from reaching out to a defense attorney to learn how you can protect your rights. When law enforcement begins asking you questions, you have the right to remain silent and the right to contact an attorney. We recommend you exercise these rights immediately to ensure you are treated fairly under the law.
- Should I talk to the police? While police may attempt to coerce you into talking, you have the right to refrain from talking with the police. The prosecution may use what you say to a law enforcement officer against you. When being questioned, it is beneficial to stay silent and request legal help as soon as possible.
- What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony? Misdemeanor crimes are generally less serious offenses, and penalties can range from fines to a short period behind bars. Felonies are more serious, and penalties can include significant time behind bars. It is important to remember, however, that even misdemeanor crimes can result in jail time, so you should always consult in an attorney no matter the nature of the criminal charges.
- What are my rights? When charged with any type of crime, even serious felony-level offenses, you have the right to a presumption of innocence, as well as the right to legal representation. You also have the right to choose your attorney.
The team at Besen Law can provide the experienced defense guidance necessary to navigate your situation, including answering any questions you have.
Schedule Your Free Case Evaluation Today
If facing charges of a crime, you deserve a complete and thorough explanation of your defense options and your personal rights. When you turn to Besen Law, you will work directly with our lawyer. Schedule your free initial case consultation today; call 828-209-8452 or contact us here to make your appointment.