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Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Criminal Defense

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If you have been charged with a crime, you may be experiencing fear, anxiety, uncertainty, and a long list of other emotions. At the Law Offices of Abiel Flores, PLLC, we are committed to providing our clients with excellent service, including answers to any questions you have about how to proceed with your case. While the answers to your questions will depend on the various circumstances of your specific case, the following are a few general questions that we are frequently asked by our clients.

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  • Can a police officer lie to me?

    Yes. It is a sad truth, but police officers are given the power to lie to you if it means obtaining a confession or other information they need to accomplish their goals.

    By "lie," we mean:

    • Threaten that there will be criminal penalties in order to illicit a confession or other information
    • Deliberately misrepresent facts for the purpose of intimidation or for other reasons
    • Omit facts or evidence in order to twist the truth
    • Withhold the whole truth
  • What penalties will I face for conviction?

    The nature of a criminal penalty depends on your charges and a number of other factors. With charges such as DWI, penalties may include a relatively short jail sentence such as 72 hours and can be adjusted at the discretion of the judge. With other charges, the detention period could be much longer, with fines and other penalties in addition. It is important for you to retain skilled legal defense in your case in order to feel more confident about your case.

  • Do I have to provide a statement or answer the questions of the police officer?

    You always have the right to remain silent. If you are asked questions you worry might harm your future, you do not have to answer them. You also have the right to an attorney. With the help of an experienced criminal defense lawyer in McAllen TX, you can avoid providing authorities with information that could come back to hurt your case. Call the Law Offices of Abiel Flores, PLLC before submitting to any extensive questioning.

  • Is it worth my money to hire legal representation?

    Yes. While no ethical law firm or attorney can make any promises regarding the outcome of your case, it is a general rule that you will have a better chance at a favorable outcome to your case if you are represented by a seasoned trial attorney, rather than fighting your own case. There are obvious exceptions to this rule, such as if you yourself are a seasoned criminal defense trial attorney. In most cases, however, it is highly recommended that you retain legal assistance.

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