Criminal Defense FAQ
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At the Law Offices of Keith Miller, we strive to provide informative counsel
to each client. Below are some answers to questions that clients frequently
ask us. If you have a question that was not answered below, feel free to
contact our team for answers.
What should I do after I am arrested?
First, exercise your right to remain silent. Don't try to explain anything
to the arresting officer, just politely request a lawyer - this is your
right. You should invoke your rights as soon as possible. Wait for your
attorney to arrive and consult with him or her before answering any questions
from the police.
What is the difference between a misdemeanor and a felony?
Felonies are crimes that are punishable by more than a year in prison while
misdemeanors are punishable by less than a year in prison. Typically,
more serious offenses that involve serious injuries or deadly weapons
are charged as felonies.
Will I lose my driver's license after a DUI conviction?
Depending on the circumstances, you may lose your driving privileges temporarily.
The court can revoke or suspend your driver's license for a certain
period of time. If you want to contest the suspension and restore your
driving privileges, then you must request a hearing with the DMV.
If you refused to take a breathalyzer or other chemical tests, then your
driver's license will be suspended automatically between 90 days to a year.
Will my case end up in trial?
This will depend on whether your attorney and the prosecutor can settle
on a favorable deal before trial. Some charges can also be dismissed before
a trial based on flimsy evidence or other reasons. Lawyers are more likely
to take a case to trial only if he or she believes that you have a fair
shot at winning. Talk to your attorney about the specifics of your case
to weigh whether you should take a case to trial.
Why hire the Law Offices of Keith Miller?
Keith Miller has been practicing criminal defense for over 20 years, including
as a former city prosecutor. He has handled over 10,000 criminal cases
during his career and taken cases all the way to jury trials. He is a
skilled litigator with vast experience and knowledge of the criminal court
system. You can count on him and his team to help you deliver a favorable
outcome for you.