Facing Criminal Charges?
Let a Former Public Defender Protect You
Phoenix criminal attorney 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 Phoenix 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. If you get caught without your card, Cliff can help.
- 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. You will then 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 need a domestic violence defense strategy.
- 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. After charges 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. However, you will need some help.
- Do not talk about the situation with anyone.
- The time to speak will come. However, until you fully understand your legal rights, and how what you say can affect them, your case and your freedom are at stake.
- 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. Therefore, the police 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 Phoenix 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 then gets legal help on the way.