The media and entertainment industry have brought all sorts of problems with the American prison system into the public’s eye. These issues have all been addressed to some degree, but there are still problems that persist.
For some people who are facing criminal charges, especially those who haven’t been involved in the criminal justice system before, there are likely a lot of questions about what will happen and what is allowed. We know that you need your questions answered so that you can know what you are allowed to do and what to expect.
It is important to note that even if you are facing criminal charges, you still have specific rights. These rights are provided primarily by the Constitution; however, other rights might be granted by other laws and court rulings. For example, you have protections against cruel and unusual punishment, which is often cited in cases involving claims that jails and prisons aren’t suitable living spaces for humans.
At each stage of your case, you will likely be presented with options. This starts with making a statement at the time of your arrest or even before then if you are being interrogated. You will then have to decide what plea to enter in your case. And the decisions keep coming.
We know that all of this is a lot to take in, but these are all crucial points if you are facing criminal charges. Understanding your rights, how to ensure they are respected and how your options will affect you can help you to make decisions that are based on fact. We are here to help you get the information you need.