The attorneys at Holman, Cohen and Valencia have over 50 years of criminal trial experience, with over one hundred cases going to a judge or a jury. The firm has extensive federal and state high end felony criminal litigation experience, including:
The firm also has extensive experience in misdemeanor charges, which include all criminal traffic offenses such as:
We are trial lawyers. It is imperative in all criminal cases that the prosecution is aware that you are represented by experienced criminal trial lawyers who will go to trial and let a jury decide your case.
The importance of having legal counsel as early as possible during a criminal investigation cannot be overstated. Law enforcement officers are specifically trained to investigate crimes and obtain evidence. The average citizen often is unaware of the nuances and techniques used and are at a serious disadvantage when dealing with law enforcement without counsel. Something that the average citizen may not know is that there are specific legal rights that you may invoke so as not to incriminate yourself.
A perfect example of this is an individual’s understanding of their right to remain silent and their Miranda warnings. Knowing, and more importantly; understanding and invoking these rights are critical in any criminal case. These are your Miranda warnings:
As ordered by the U.S. Supreme Court in Miranda v. Arizona, a defendant’s rights consist of the following:
The location of an interrogation doesn’t matter, whether it occurs at the police station or outside your house, if a person is in custody the police must give the Miranda warning if they wish to question the individual and use that information at trial. A person is in custody when he or she is deprived of their freedom of action in any significant way.
Knowing your rights is key, but having experienced legal counsel that is knowledgeable in the law and can effectively defend your rights is just as important. The Law firm of Holman, Cohen & Valencia is that firm.
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