Lynnwood Criminal Defense Attorney
Criminal Defense Overview
After being arrested, you will go through a standard set of procedures
in the criminal justice system. You will be booked by a police officer
and will then have an arraignment, where you can either plead guilty,
not guilty or no contest. It is imperative that you have a Lynnwood criminal
defense attorney during all stages of the criminal process. If you attempt
to navigate the system alone, you are seriously jeopardizing your rights
and your freedom. I am
Lance Fryrear, an experienced former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer who has
represented hundreds of clients. I can help you as well. By being present
at your arraignment, I can make sure you get the best possible plea for
your circumstances and can arrange to have the lowest bail set or have
you released on your own recognizance. During this time, I can also begin
obtaining evidence to prepare a strong defense to whatever charges you
may be facing.
Following the arraignment, a pre-trial conference will be scheduled between
your attorney and the prosecution. Depending on the evidence against you
and any prior criminal history, this might be an opportunity to strike
a plea bargain. If there is insufficient evidence or you agree to some
type of rehabilitation program, your case might even get dismissed.
If you are charged with a
felony, a preliminary hearing will be scheduled with a judge to determine whether
the case needs to go to trial, depending on whether there was probable
cause showing you as the person that committed the crime.
If your case is not handled by this time, either through a dismissal or
plea deal, a trial will be scheduled. Having the right attorney who knows
the criminal justice system and the prosecution's tactics inside and
out is vital to protecting your rights. The presentation and defense of
your case before a jury can determine whether you will go to jail or go free.
Once your trial is completed, the jury will either find you guilty, at
which time you will be sentenced, or not guilty, at which time your charges
will be dismissed and you will be set free. It's important to know
that even with a guilty verdict, an appeal can be made, if warranted.
Lynnwood Criminal Defense Lawyer For A Strong Defense
I have been defending clients for over 17 years as a criminal defense attorney
and have 7 years of experience as a former prosecutor. If there is any
defense that can get your charges dropped, I will find it. I know what
to look for in a case and can tell you what to expect every step of the
way. When you need experience, skill and a strong defense, call my office.
To find out more about the criminal defense process,
contact a Lynnwood criminal defense attorney
Law Office of Lance R. Fryrear today.