Know Your Rights in a Criminal Case
When you’re charged with a crime, it may feel like your life is over. However, the U.S. Constitution guarantees that those accused of crimes have rights that are protected as much as possible through any criminal proceeding. Having a criminal defense attorney you can trust by your side can be the key to ensuring that those rights are protected.
Firstly, thanks to new standards from the Michigan Indigent Defense Commission, you’re entitled to an attorney to represent you at every moment of the criminal proceeding, beginning with your arraignment and bond argument. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed to you every step of the way.
You have a right to a trial by a jury of your peers that can never be stripped from you when accused of a crime. You have a right to confront your accuser. And perhaps most importantly, you have the right to decide whether or not to testify on your own behalf, and while your attorney can counsel and advise you, only you can make that decision in a trial proceeding.
At the Law Offices of Joumana Kayrouz, we care about protecting and defending your rights. If you have questions about this or any other criminal defense issue, call us to schedule your free consultation today!