New York Criminal Defense FAQ
Answering Your Important Questions
When you have been accused of a crime or arrested, you are probably faced
with a variety of questions about your arrest, the trial process, and
how an attorney can help. You can count on our legal team and White Plains
criminal defense attorneys here at Tilem & Associates, PC to provide
you with the information you are looking for. Please do not hesitate to
let us know if you have any other questions and continue learning more
by viewing our videos.
How are felonies charged vs. misdemeanors?
A: The severity of the crime will determine how you are charged. For example,
if you are found guilty of a certain crime, it may be considered a misdemeanor,
but if you were using a weapon to commit the crime, it could automatically
be charged as a felony.
Should I speak to law enforcement after I get arrested?
A: It is your right to choose to remain silent after you have been arrested.
You are not under any obligation to speak to law enforcement, provide
a statement, or answer any questions. Instead, contact a lawyer as soon
Q:Do I need to hire an attorney?
A: Although you are not required to hire an attorney, it is highly advisable
to have a lawyer on your side when you are facing any type of charges,
however minor. You can count on us to use our knowledge and experience
to your advantage.
At Tilem & Associates, PC, we truly dedicate ourselves to understanding
the details of your case. We have
more than 25 years of experience and
can handle virtually any type of litigation. Please give us a call today at (888) 840-0043 to schedule a free consultation
to discuss your case!