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4 Top Tips for Choosing the Right Defense Attorney

By Chad Lewin on June 2, 2018

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Most of us don’t think about who we would like to represent us in a court of law until the situation arises. When that happens, it can be hard to think clearly and even harder to remain calm and assess which local legal professional is best suited to your or your loved ones’ needs. Here, we offer you a quick list for taking stock of whether your choice of a defense attorney is what you’re really looking for.

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What Your Right to Remain Silent Really Means

By Chad Lewin on May 30, 2018

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We’ve all heard it before. Whether it’s on a true crime documentary, on a fictional movie or television show like CSI or Law and Order or even in our own experience, most of us have heard of the legal “right to remain silent” that American citizens have. What does this mean, though? What are you truly risking by speaking without the presence of your legal counsel – and what is there to gain by remaining silent? Here, we examine exactly what having a right to remain silent means for you and the American legal system.

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Taking Some of the Sting Out of the Experience of Being Arrested

By Chad Lewin on May 27, 2018

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There are few experienced more potentially traumatizing than being arrested. Whether it’s the embarrassment of being publicly seized and taken into legal custody or the feeling of fear and panic that results when you realize you need legal help, no one enjoys submitting to arrest. Understanding what is happening and what your rights can help you minimize this displeasure, though, and help make the entire experience quicker, easier and less impactful on your life, overall.

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Understanding the Role of Your Defense Attorney

By Chad Lewin on May 24, 2018

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For most people, a defense attorney isn’t someone they give much thought to as a professional until they need their services. That lack of knowledge is exactly what leads to the feeling of panic and desperation that sets in when people get arrested or encounter legal trouble. Knowing exactly what a criminal defense attorney is and what they do for their clients can prevent this kind of trouble, and can give clients the peace of mind they need in scary legal situations to make the right call and get the help they require.

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6 Things to Know If Your Child is Charged with a DUI

By Chad Lewin on May 1, 2018

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Your child has been involved in a DUI. If your kid has been charged and you’re wondering if you need to engage the services of a lawyer, here’s why the answer is yes.

Your kid isn’t perfect
That said, your kid makes mistakes. If he drove while under the influence, he’ll need to be punished and made accountable for his actions. However, that doesn’t mean you’ll want to leave him to his own devices.

You’ll need help
You want the best for your kid. That means hiring a lawyer, first thing. You’ll want to consult with Chad Lewin, a defense attorney with years of experience defending clients in court. Knowing that you have an expert to help your child will go a long way to ease a lot of your anxiety and worry about what may happen to your kid.

Stay calm
It can be tough to talk to your child without recriminations. But blaming him for getting into trouble won’t help. Stay calm, Forbes suggests. Don’t jump to conclusions. Ask your child what happened. Don’t try to think of the situation being worse or better than it is. These thoughts won’t help. Instead, do your best offer your support. Be there for him. At this point, your child is probably scared. Give him the reassurance that you’re doing what you can to help you get out of the legal situation he’s found himself in.

Be polite
When you talk to the police, be polite. Be respectful and courteous. It’s not going to help your child’s case if you call them names. That’s only going to create ill will.

Your rights are limited
If your child is questioned, he has a right to request for a lawyer. But he doesn’t require a parent to be present. This may be up to the discretion of the investigating officer or the officer’s superiors. That’s why being polite and respectful come in handy. If you want to watch that interview, talk to the officers.

Don’t play lawyer
Unless you are one, it’s best that you don’t play lawyer to your kid. Give your child the best possible advantage by calling Chad Lewin, a defense attorney with an exemplary record for defending and winding cases in court. Hiring an experienced lawyer will ease some of your worries, knowing your child is getting the legal advice and assistance he needs.

If your child is in trouble today, don’t hesitate to call us at Criminal Defense Inc.

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7 Steps to Choose an Attorney to Defend Your Case

By Chad Lewin on March 28, 2018

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Hiring a competent lawyer like Chad Lewin is easy. Consult the following steps to make sure you choose the right one:
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