Frequently Asked Questions
Glendale Criminal Defense Attorney
- Will I go to jail or prison?
Whether or not you are sentenced to jail or prison will depend entirely on the crimes you have been convicted of. Certain crimes have minimum sentencing guidelines that require judges to include it as part of the sentence. These types of crimes include kidnapping, homicide, drug trafficking, aggravated battery, etc. Other crimes, like DUI, tend not to be punishable by incarceration, unless there are extenuating circumstances that make the situation more severe, such as if the offender has a prior criminal history or a person was killed in a DUI accident.
The important thing to remember is that not all crimes are punishable by jail, and even if the crime you have been charged with is serious, there are ways in which an attorney can help reduce your chances of going to jail or prison.
- Could I get the death penalty?
There are very few crimes that are punishable by the death penalty, and it’s rare when a judge imposes the death penalty. Even if you have been charged with a capital felony, such as first-degree murder, an attorney can negotiate for life in prison instead of the death penalty.
- I found I am under investigation for a crime. Should I call an attorney?
Yes. An investigation means the district attorney is collecting evidence to use against you. It is very important that you contact an experienced Glendale criminal defense lawyer right away if you suspect you are under investigation. An attorney can advise you as to what you should or should not say if you are interviewed by the police, and make sure your constitutional rights have not been violated.
- Do you offer a free consultation?
Yes. At the Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen, potential clients can schedule a free consultation to discuss their charges.
- What types of criminal cases do you accept?
The Law Offices of Jonathan C. Rosen accepts cases involving both felony and misdemeanor charges, such as DUI, drug crimes, kidnapping, weapons offenses, homicide, domestic violence, sex offenses, violent crimes, 3 strikes crimes, vehicle crimes, Internet crimes, and crimes committed by juveniles. The firm also handles expungements as well.
If you have any additional questions regarding your charges or your case, please do not hesitate to contact Glendale criminal defense lawyer Jonathan C. Rosen today!