If you have been charged with a criminal offense, whether a misdemeanor or felony, you know how daunting that can be. The consequences can be severe, resulting in hefty fines and years of confinement in prison. You risk losing your reputation, your job and your family. If you are a divorced parent, just being charged with a crime can affect custody and visitation.
If you are convicted, in addition to fines and years of incarceration, when you are released, if ever, you may face years of state supervision and loss of any professional license. Some careers or jobs may never be available to you, depending on the nature of the charges. With so much at risk, it is important that you have experienced legal counsel standing by your side as your advocate.
Overview of your rights
No matter what the charges are against you, it is important to not speak to anyone about your case except your attorney. Not to law enforcement, friend or cell mate. Criminal defense attorney, Louise Jones P.A., will discuss your situation with you and advise you of all your options. She will work with you to make important decisions and will zealously protect your constitutional rights including:
- Fourth Amendment protection against unreasonable warrantless search and seizure.
- Fifth Amendment right to due process of law and the right to remain silent.
- Sixth Amendment right to a speedy trial and to have legal representation.
Call Louise Jones P.A.
Louise Jones, a West Palm Beach criminal defense attorney, began her legal career more than 25 years ago as an attorney for the Office of Public Defense. She was one of the first women in Palm Beach County who was approved by a panel of judges and lawyers to act as lead counsel representing defendants who are facing the death penalty. She has tried cases on behalf of many defendants and has a good track record of success. She is a continuing education instructor, teaching other attorneys the how to defend criminal defendants at trial.
Attorney Jones will put the prosecution’s case to the test. She will interview witnesses and review all the evidence. An investigator may assist in locating witnesses and evidence on your behalf. If the two of you agree you need to negotiate a plea agreement in order to minimize the consequences instead of going to trial, she will work to obtain the best possible outcome for your individual circumstances. If going to trial is in your best interest, you can trust her to be the one you want by your side convincing the jury that you are not guilty.