When Should I Hire a Lawyer?

If you have been:

  • Questioned by federal agents or government officials about something you did or were involved in
  • Asked by law enforcement for information or documentation
  • Received a target letter
  • Arrested
  • Placed in jail
  • Charged with a crime

You should contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. If you are asking yourself, "Should I hire a lawyer?" the answer is usually yes.

You Have One Call — Make It Roberts Law Group, PLLC

As a former prosecutor in North Carolina, federal defense attorney Patrick Roberts of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, understands that information collected as part of an investigation, even before an arrest, can be used against you in a criminal proceeding. If you suspect that you are the subject of a federal investigation or know that you are because you have been arrested, the time to call an attorney is now.

Do Not Go to Court Without an Attorney

You have the right to be represented by an attorney. If you are going to court, you should exercise that right. The federal government will have an attorney on its side who knows the law and understands the process and will use that information to push for a conviction and punishment.

You should have an attorney on your side, too, one who knows the law from the prosecutor's side and the defense side. As a former prosecutor, Patrick Roberts puts his skill and experience in the courtroom behind your defense strategy.

A criminal defense lawyer will explain the charges you face, the evidence against you, the prosecutor's burden in proving that you did something wrong and the penalties you may face. In the criminal defense world, knowledge is power — the power to know when you should fight and when you should negotiate. An experienced defense attorney can give you the knowledge — and the power — to come to the best possible resolution of your case.

Experience Counts When Protecting Your Future

If you are questioning whether you need an attorney, you probably do. The criminal defense lawyers of Roberts Law Group, PLLC, can discuss your situation with you during a free initial consultation and help you understand what you are facing. Contact our firm to schedule a meeting with one of our attorneys today.