If you have been arrested or charged with a crime at the federal, state, municipal, or traffic level you need a criminal defense lawyer with experience who will fight for your rights. Criminal charges, alone, can be life-altering; convictions follow you the rest of your life.Bloom Legal understands that you and your family are facing a crisis.
What happens when you are arrested and jailed? See below...
When should you hire a criminal defense lawyer?
A successful criminal defense begins as close as possible to the time of arrest.The battle is not only to avoid fines or incarceration or to get charges reduced or dismissed -- it’s also to keep your record as free as possible from information that can harm your future: like getting a job, or pursuing a higher education.
Do not harm your criminal case by discussing anything with the authorities without the protection of a criminal defense attorney by your side.It is in your best interests to hire a criminal defense lawyer to represent you as soon as possible.If you believe that you may be charged with a crime, get a lawyer! Don’t wait for the formal arrest.
What can an experienced criminal defense attorney do for you?
- protect your rights at the outset
- review the evidence and determine what is inadmissible or inaccurate
- investigate to find witnesses and documents that help your defense
- negotiate to reduce the charges
- negotiate to dismiss the charges
- interview possible witnesses for the prosecution for errors and exaggerations
- review documents of the prosecution for flaws and omissions
- determine what experts may be needed for the defense and get them on board
- negotiate a plea settlement with the prosecutor
- try the case, if necessary
Criminal Defense at New Orleans’ Bloom Legal
As experienced New Orleans criminal defense counsel, Bloom Legal has represented clients throughout the state of Louisiana facing a range of criminal charges, from criminal traffic violations, to drugs, domestic issues, theft, prostitution, physical battery and expungements. Bloom Legal has established relationships with criminal court judges and prosecutors not only in New Orleans, but throughout the state of Louisiana, to ensure the most fair and reasonable results for our criminal defense clients.
If you or a loved one has a criminal defense issue, you need Bloom Legal.
Just fill out the form on the left side of the website, or give us a call at 504.599.9997, to schedule your free criminal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
We are available to help you in New Orleans or elsewhere in Louisiana, on a wide variety of criminal matters, such as:
- Attempted Murder
- Driving Drunk
- Domestic Violence
- Terroristic Threats
- Vehicular Manslaughter
- Sexual Assault
- Internet Sex Crimes
- Drug Possession
- Drug Distribution
- Drug Intent to Sell
- Drug Manufacture
- Parole Revocation
- Armed Robbery
- White Collar Crime
- Computer Crimes
What happens when you are arrested and jailed?
When you are arrested, you are taken to the “intake area.”There, you are searched, booked, fingerprinted, given a medical check, issued a standardized uniform (color-coded, usually by security risk), and then placed in a cell.All your personal items are inventoried and held for you; they are returned when you are released.
That cell can be with the “general population,” or it can be in a special area, as the authorities deem fit.This special area reserved for public officials, police officers, celebrities, and the like.They are created to make it easier for the officials to keep the peace, minimizing the risk to everyone involved - including the jailers.Another type of “special area” is the segregated area where people who have been arrested but have yet to appear before a judge are held; for example, those who have been picked up on an outstanding warrant.
Once you have been assigned to a cell, you stay in that cell most of the time. You will get a limited amount of exercise time, and there are set hours of visitation for family as well as your attorney.
Don’t procrastinate! Schedule your free criminal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney at Bloom Legal today.
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