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Common Questions About Criminal Defense

Experienced Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys

If you were accused of a crime, it is vital to know your rights and what you might be up against. If you don’t know the laws or what you are entitled to, you might get into serious trouble. As Newport Beach criminal defense lawyers, it is our job to ensure that you know your rights and that your future is protected. Our experienced attorneys have answered some of the most common questions below.

If you have additional questions, contact our experienced Orange County criminal defense attorneys today for a free consultation: (949) 251-0330 –we are available 24/7!

Should I Just Try to Clear Things Up with the Police if I Didn’t Do Anything?

No, our attorneys advise you not to speak with law enforcement until a defense lawyer arrives. If you talk with a police officer and say anything remotely strange, you may become a suspect. If you are already a suspect and say something suspicious, you may be arrested. Since there is much risk involved when speaking to a police officer, we highly advise you to contact an experienced attorney to guide you through the process.

Do I Get a Public Defender?

A person may get a public defender depending on their financial situation. Those who are considered to have the financial ability to hire their own attorney may not qualify for a public defender. If your income isn’t low enough, you will have to hire your own attorney.

Will My Case Get Dismissed If the Police Didn’t Read My Miranda Rights?

In most situations, cases won’t get dismissed even if a police officer didn’t read your rights. All police officers are required to inform you of your rights before questioning you. In most cases, police officers read a person their rights during their arrest. However, if your rights were not read, it does not automatically make your arrest invalid. It still is important to inform your attorney because it can make legal remedies available to you.

When Does the Judge Set Bail?

Bail is set according to a few factors, including the facts of your case, your criminal record, and whether you’re perceived as a threat to society. If you are in custody during your first court hearing, then the judge would set bail during that hearing.

Contact Our Newport Beach Criminal Defense Attorneys Today!

We understand how overwhelming it can be to have criminal charges, which is why our lawyers focus on providing a team-oriented and collaborative approach to provide clients with the representation they deserve. The attorneys at Corrigan Welbourn Stokke have over 100 years of collective experience representing clients throughout Orange County. We have handled a variety of high-profile cases involving lawyers, doctors, celebrities, and political figures. Our attorneys are former prosecutors that will use 100 years of experience to fight for you.

Contact our Newport Beach criminal defense lawyers today for a free consultation. We are available 24/7!

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  • Reduced to a Misdemeanor Battery with Serious Bodily Injury Reduced to a Misdemeanor
  • Dismissed Attempted Murder Charges Dismissed
  • Charges Dismissed Charges Dismissed in Felony Embezzlement of Airplane Case
  • Dismissed Domestic Violence and Probation Violations dismissed
  • Dismissed DUI Charges Dismissed
  • Misdemeanor and no Jail DUI with Great Bodily Injury Reduced to a Misdemeanor and no Jail
  • Dismissed Felony Domestic Violence and False Imprisonment Charges Dismissed
  • Reduced Felony DUI with Great Bodily Injury case to be reduced to misdemeanor
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  • Reduced Misdemeanor DUI case reduced to a speeding ticket
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