If you have been charged with a criminal offense or questioned by police, assert your right to counsel by immediately calling our Glendale criminal law attorneys without delay. You probably feel nervous and apprehensive about what the future may hold. While this is a normal reaction, don’t assume that because you’ve been arrested and/or questioned that conviction is a foregone conclusion. It is not. A lot needs to happen before a charge becomes a conviction, and you have important constitutional protections that you should avail yourself of, beginning with your right to counsel, your right to remain silent when questioned, and your right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt – a high standard of proof. Hiring a highly experienced Glendale criminal defense lawyer with a reputation for excellence is your first step to protecting your future.
If you have been questioned by police or arrested on any criminal charge from the smallest misdemeanor to the most serious felony, remain silent and don’t be tempted to tell your side of the story.
A criminal conviction will follow you throughout your life. You may be stripped of your freedom, forced to pay large amounts of money in fines, and subjected to various other penalties that can wreak havoc on your life. If you are not a U.S. citizen, you can be deported. Your reputation may be irredeemably stained. If you are convicted of a felony, you will have trouble finding employment after you serve your prison sentence, and you will lose your right to vote, hold public office, and own a firearm. Criminal conviction as a juvenile will prevent one from capturing various opportunities growing up.
Don’t assume that your situation is hopeless, however. The disruption of your life and the stigma of having a criminal record can often be avoided, but you will need to have top quality legal representation in order to obtain the best outcome that the circumstances of the alleged crime and the law allow. Having a highly experienced Glendale criminal defense lawyer like Craig Orent on your side can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
Regardless of the charges you are facing, effective defenses are available, and an attorney with years of experience in the following can make an enormous difference in your case’s outcome:
At the Orent law firm, we understand the level of stress that you are probably feeling when forced to deal with law enforcement officers who all too often treat you as if you were guilty when nothing has been proven. We are familiar with the tactics that police use to try to bully suspects into a confession or to persuade them that asserting their right to a lawyer or refusing to answer questions indicates guilt. We are here to offer you the protection from those tactics that you are entitled to while preparing an aggressive defense with the goal of sparing you the worst of Arizona’s often harsh criminal penalties.
Craig Orent is a highly-regarded, award-winning criminal defense lawyer with nearly thirty years of experience and a record of achieving positive outcomes for people accused of all types of criminal offenses. He is an experienced criminal defense lawyer for minor traffic violations all the way to first-degree murder.
Craig has held positions in the state and federal courts as both prosecutor and public defender. He knows the inner workings of the criminal justice system, which he will use to your best advantage. He has earned a perfect 10 out of 10 rating from Avvo, and a rating of AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible. An Arizona State Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, Craig has been ranked one of the nation’s top 100 criminal defense lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates, one of the top 100 trial attorneys by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and is one of the nation’s top one percent of all attorneys.
When you hire Craig Orent to defend you, you will be kept involved and informed at every stage of the legal process. You can be confident that he will pursue the fight vigorously, diligently, and aggressively from beginning to end.