If you or a loved one is under investigation for a violent crime, it is important to contact James Law as soon as possible. Charges for violent crimes often result in an immediate loss of liberty where the accused is subject to a high monetary bail and stringent release conditions. Rather than posting an unreasonable bail, in some cases James Law may be able to secure your freedom by petitioning the courts.
Be it simple assault, aggravated assault, weapons offenses, or homicides, James Law is prepared to provide straightforward and aggressive legal counsel.
The Right to Remain Silent. The Right to Counsel.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of a crime and the police wish to question you about it, you have the right to remain silent and the right to the assistance of counsel during questioning.
If you were not advised of these rights — commonly referred to as Miranda rights — were coerced in any way, or were subject to a pretrial lineup for identification purposes, James Law can assist you to challenge any violations of your rights and bring them to the attention of a judge. Your rights must be respected because, despite your charges, you remain clothed with the presumption of innocence until the Commonwealth proves otherwise.
Protection from Abuse.
Attorney James has experience on both sides of Protection From Abuse proceedings. Often very emotional and personal, these matters must be approached with a sense of delicacy.
If you are the subject of a proceeding to a secure a Protection From Abuse (PFA) order against you, you should contact James Law as soon as possible. Our firm as the experience of litigating these matters and negotiating successful resolutions, like civil consent orders, which do not carry the looming threat of criminal contempt.
Attempting to get a PFA order is a hurried and fast-moving process. Having the assistance of counsel in these matters can make the difference between being subject to a three-year PFA order or a more temporary civil restraint order. In these cases, it is critical that you understand your rights and potential long-term consequences, so call James Law today.