Criminal Defense Attorney
Protecting the Rights of Clients in Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, and throughout Southeastern Virginia
Anyone can face criminal charges at any time. The rules and laws regarding criminal arrests are complex and confusing for most people. Even if you know you are innocent of all charges, it is vital to have an experienced attorney at your side throughout the legal process. Criminal defense attorneys at Shannon & Bedois, P.C. in Chesapeake have the skills and experience to protect the rights of individuals facing criminal charges in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and throughout southeastern Virginia.
Why a criminal defense attorney is important
If the police detain you, generally they suspect you have information about a crime or have committed one. And if the police place you under arrest, they are operating under a degree of certainty that you are potentially guilty. Keep in mind that the concept of being innocent until proven guilty only applies to a court case against you. At the arrest stage, police take every legally permitted step to build proof of your guilt. You need to understand fully that even the most innocent statement you make can be twisted and used against you in court. In other words, it makes no sense to try to make the problem disappear by attempting to handle the matter on your own.
You are most likely aware of your Miranda rights to remain silent and to an attorney. However, you may not be aware that a 2010 Supreme Court decision requires you to state explicitly that you want all questioning to stop until an attorney is present to represent you. After making this statement, you need to remain silent, other than the call you make to secure skilled legal representation.
Contact Chesapeake area criminal defense attorneys Kristen M. Shannon and Erin Bedois
Even innocent individuals in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, and throughout Virginia need the protection of an experienced criminal defense attorney. Guilty or innocent, individuals need skilled legal support to ensure the best possible results for their cases. Shannon & Bedois, P.C. strives to provide all clients with the level of representation they would expect if they faced similar charges.
Contact Chesapeake criminal defense attorneys Kristen M. Shannon and Erin Bedois for the knowledgeable and compassionate support you need. Their experience as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney helps ensure the best possible results for your case. Visit us for a free initial consultation regarding your criminal defense case.