Bronx Criminal Defense Attorney Russ Kofman Explain What to Keep in Mind During an Arrest
Bronx criminal defense attorney Russ Kofman releases a new article (https://www.lebedinkofman.com/bronx-criminal-defense/) explaining what a person should keep in mind if they are being arrested. The lawyer mentions that it is important to have a skilled defense attorney when a person is facing criminal charges. Even if someone is only potentially the subject of a criminal investigation, it is still very important to seek the help of an experienced lawyer.
“You will go through several legal processes if you're arrested. If you are charged with a criminal offense, it is important that you understand your rights. You must follow the law, even if you don't believe you are guilty. An arraignment hearing will be held after you have been arrested and taken into custody. You will be informed by the judge about what charges you face and asked for your plea,” says the Bronx criminal defense attorney.
The lawyer explains that if a person is being arrested in New York, they have to keep in mind a few things. The first is that the police will try to get the individual being arrested to confess, the individual will have to fight hard for their freedom, and getting an attorney should be the first step for the individual.
Attorney Russ Kofman adds that after the arraignment, the judge will record the defendant’s plea and decide if they are eligible for bail bonds. The defendant will then be asked to appear at their next court date if they are released under a bail bond. The charges may also be dropped in certain cases if there isn’t enough evidence. A plea deal may also be offered before the case is brought to trial.
In the article, the lawyer says that most crimes are handled at the state level. There are some circumstances where the federal prosecutors may choose to pursue a defendant over deferring to state prosecutors. If the case involves national security, taxes, and interstate businesses, the case may be prosecuted by federal prosecutors.
According to attorney Kofman, “A criminal conviction can have life-long ramifications for you. Huge fines, time in jail, loss of firearm privileges, and more are potentially on the line if you are convicted. The criminal record will follow you, hurting your employment opportunities and relationships. Even a misdemeanor can damage your ability to find housing and obtain certain professional licenses.”
Lastly, attorney Kofman emphasizes the importance of having a skilled lawyer when facing criminal charges. An experienced lawyer may be able to help the defendant understand their rights and protect their freedom.
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