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FAQs

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.

Q: 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.

Q: 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 as possible.

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 (877) 377-8666 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case!