Law Office of Tim Powers
Since its inception, the United States has been unique in its concern for
fairness and justice in the legal process. Every single citizen and legal
resident of the U.S. is guaranteed certain rights under the Constitution.
Even those accused, charged, or convicted of a criminal offense still
retain legal rights. In the event that these rights are violated at any
point in the proceedings from the arrest to the trial the outcome of a
criminal case can, and usually will, change often in favor of the defendant.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime, it is vital to
consult with a trusted criminal attorney who has extensive experience
protecting defendants' rights. Please
today for a FREE case evaluation to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Individuals who have been accused or charged with a crime have various
legal rights, five of which are extremely important and should always
be invoked. They include:
Defendants Right to an Attorney Every defendant has the right to obtain legal counsel. If an individual
cannot afford an attorney, the court must appoint one at no cost. A defendant
can also choose to represent him/herself in court, which is NOT recommended.
Defendants Right to a Jury Trial All individuals charged with crimes have the right to a fair, public, and
speedy trial. Furthermore, they are presumed innocent unless proven guilty
beyond a reasonable doubt by 12 impartial jurors.
Defendants Right Against Self-Incrimination A defendant has the legal right to remain silent to prevent self-incrimination.
Defendants are also legally eligible to testify on their own behalf.
Defendants Right to Confront Witnesses An individual has the right to question and cross-examine every witness
that testifies against him/her in trial.
Defendants Right to Produce Evidence A defendant may present his/her evidence to the court or file a motion
requesting a subpoena to call forth all witnesses and evidence that could
favorably determine the outcome of the case, at no cost.
If you are facing criminal charges, don't risk your rights or liberty. Please
contact the qualified criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Tim Powers
who will work vigorously to ensure your legal rights and interests are
fully protected at every step of the legal process.
If you are seeking aggressive criminal representation by an experienced
criminal defense attorney for your Denton County criminal case or arrest
in Denton County, contact the offices of Tim Powers today. There is no
charge or obligation for the initial consultation. 940.580.2899.
*Tim Powers is an attorney licensed to practice law by the Supreme Court
of Texas. Nothing in this article is intended to be legal advice. For
legal advice about any specific legal question you should directly consult