Law Office of Igor A. Shapiro
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We are proud to say our team has extensive experience in successfully representing clients for all sorts of criminal matters. Please feel free to call or e-mail us with any questions. Get a free consultation today.
What to do if you’ve just been arrested:
The first thing to remember is DO NOT SPEAK with any police or prosecutors EVER. Remember, you are an American and have the right to remain silent. Also, remember that you are presumed innocent until proven guilty Granted, the police are not your friends at this time and may say anything to try to get you to admit wrongdoing. Do not listen to or take any “deals. “Immediately call us so we can educated you on your situation and start moving the ball in the right direction immediately.
Here is what it means to be convicted of a felony:
A felony is a charge given to individuals who have been proven of committing a serious crime such as an assault, rape, or a theft. Any crime using a weapon is also charged as a felony. These types of charges normally carry much stiffer penalties, including larger fines and stiffer jail or prison sentences. Call us immediately if this is the situation you find yourself in.
Here is what it means to be convicted of misdemeanor:
A misdemeanor is a lesser crime than a felony, normally charged for crimes such as certain DUI cases, shoplifting, petty theft, prostitution and others. Sentencing for a misdemeanor are usually lighter than for a felony, with smaller fines and little or shorter jail sentences. Call us immediately if this is the situation you find yourself in.