Facing Criminal Charges?
Phoenix Lawyer Cliff Levenson Can Defend You
Phoenix criminal lawyer Clifford Levenson’s years of experience as a public defender, and then in private practice allow him to provide effective representation for people accused of a crime. Cliff’s skills as a defense attorney combined with his extensive knowledge of Arizona’s criminal law means that he can provide the best defense available. To speak with a criminal attorney who will fight for you, contact Cliff now and get legal help for:
- Possession of drugs and possession of paraphernalia. Drug possession laws can get you in a lot of trouble if you do or say the wrong thing; call Cliff first. Medical marijuana is legal in Arizona, and if you get caught without your card, Cliff will stand up for you.
- Driving under the influence. DUI in Arizona can bring hefty fines, license suspensions and jail time. Cliff knows the DUI laws and can help you receive fair treatment.
- Homicide. A murder charge is extremely serious, and you will need experienced and competent legal counsel at your side to protect your constitutional rights.
- Sexual Assault. Sexual assault charges are of a sensitive nature, and a conviction could land you on the sex offender list. Cliff will help protect you.
- Domestic Violence. Whether you are going through an acrimonious divorce, having difficulties with a parent or sibling, or dealing with a contentious non-marital relationship, Cliff can assist you if you have been accused of any domestic violence offense.
- Small Business Defense. Convenience stores, check cashing stores and other small businesses need criminal defense when they are targets of fraudulent IRS checks or police sting operations.
- White Collar Crimes. If you are charged with a crime like insider trading, embezzlement or fraud, you need an experienced white collar criminal defense attorney on your side.
What to Do if You Are Accused of a Crime
- Do not panic. Acting impulsively can get you into more trouble. There are legal ways to protect yourself, and to fight back – but you will need some help.
- Do not talk about the situation with anyone.
- The time to speak will come – but NOT until you fully understand your legal rights, and how what you say can affect them, your case – and even your freedom.
- One thing the police may tell you is true. No matter how helpful – or harmless – you think a statement is, “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.” That means just what it says – they will find a way to use ANYTHING you tell them AGAINST you.
- What you SHOULD say. You should be polite, calm and respectful. Tell anyone who asks about a serious accusation against you (except your lawyer):”I have the right to remain silent, and I have the right to an attorney. I HAVE an attorney, and I will not answer any questions until I speak with her/him. Please do not ask me any more questions. May I use a telephone to contact my attorney? Thank you.”
- Get a lawyer as soon as you can. You SHOULD discuss the situation fully with a criminal attorney. NOTHING you say to your attorney can be used against you in a court of law. Usually, in fact, nothing you tell your attorney can even be repeated to anyone without your consent. Do not let a serious criminal accusation or charge ruin your life. One call to Phoenix criminal lawyer Cliff Levenson gets legal help on the way.