Criminal Defense in Lake Elsinore
In early October, 2012 a man was arrested on burglary charges in Lake Elsinore. A second warrant was served about 2 weeks later and, according to police, more stolen property was recovered and this will result in more charges against the suspect. In addition, several other people who were at the second location were also arrested on various other charges, including auto theft and drug possession. It is not clear what led the police to seek the second warrant. It is clear that a strong legal defense is very important for anyone who is charged with a serious offense. Nic Cocis & Associates is a firm capable of fully defending you on criminal charges.
Legal Rights and You
In the United States you have certain legal rights which you should safeguard if you are being investigated on suspicion criminal activity or if you have actually been arrested and charged with a crime. You should have a criminal defense attorney helping you before you make any statements to the police or prosecuting attorney. Your attorney should check that the proper procedures have not been violated by the police or that improper questioning has not been used in an attempt to get you to incriminate yourself. You will need the help of a highly professional defense attorney to help you at this time. If you have been falsely accused it is just as important to have this help as there is no guarantee that you will not be convicted only because you are actually innocent. A strong defense is necessary to protect you. We can provide this help.
Felonies and Misdemeanors
Any conviction, even a misdemeanor, should not be taken lightly. A promise of a lesser charge, offered in exchange for your agreement to accept the charge, should not be evaluated by you alone. You need strong legal advice to decide whether to take this type of offer. Felony convictions will usually carry severe penalties. The more serious the crime the more severe the penalties will be. Many felonies will result in prison sentences. The age of the victim, whether a weapon was used and the amount of harm suffered by the victim or victims all can have an effect on the severity of the penalty. A misdemeanor may be dismissed completely or only result in probation. Where there is leeway in the penalty a strong defense attorney can help you get the best result. Nic Cocis & Associates has the experience and ability to protect your rights and defend you so that you get the best possible result.
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime in Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Hemet, Corona or Riverside, the first step is to contact an experienced and effective criminal defense lawyer. For more information on criminal defense, call Nic Cocis & Associates today at (951) 695-1400!