Getting arrested is scary. Overnight, the effects of an arrest can start to take place. If you have been arrested, you may be wondering what the next step is. An experienced criminal defense attorney like Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq. can help you navigate this unfamiliar territory and make sure you understand every step of the criminal justice process.
What types of Crimes does Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq. handle?
Drug Crimes & Marijuana Possession
White Collar Crime
Expunging of Criminal Record
How do I know if I Need a Criminal Defense Attorney?
Being accused of a crime will affect the rest of your life and you are not prepared to handle a criminal accusation entirely on your own. For professionals, these stakes can be even higher – wrongful accusations can cause your professional license to be lost, putting your career at risk. Teachers, health-care professionals, attorneys, college students, military, or law enforcement are a few of the professions where having a criminal record could limit or ruin a career. Many times, a criminal defense attorney will work with you to lessen a charge or dismiss the case altogether. Depending on how the case is resolved, in some instances clients can even seal or expunge the criminal record (and mugshot) from public view.
What Do I Do if I Have Been Arrested?
Remain silent! Many people who have been accused think they can talk their way out of a bad situation but do not realize that they may, in fact, be making things worse. Law enforcement may make you feel like they are on your side, especially if this is your first offense. Remember, anything you tell a law enforcement officer can be used against you. It is best to remain silent until you have proper representation to ensure you do not say anything that could incriminate you.
Act fast! In most cases, actions are usually time sensitive. For example, in a DUI if you do not take action within 10 days of being charged, you will automatically lose your driving privileges! Important information for your case is best when it is collected immediately after the arrest and before charges are filed. Seeking legal counsel as soon as you can will help decrease your chances of making any incriminating missteps. A free consultation with criminal defense lawyer Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq. will give you more understanding of what you should do following an arrest or accusation.
Present the Facts and Details
When contacting Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq. after you have been arrested or accused of a crime, be sure to have all of the details for the case available. After the incident, be sure to document all the facts and gather names and contact information of all of the witnesses so that Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq., can begin the criminal defense investigation immediately.
We Provide Strong Representation Through all Stages of the Criminal Justice Process
If you have been wrongfully accused, get in touch with a criminal defense attorney who knows the legal process and can ensure you take all the proper steps to reclaiming your freedom. Jennifer Meksraitis is an experienced criminal defense lawyer in Tampa, Florida and has years of experience as a Public Defender and in private practice. She brings those years of experience, her knowledge of the system, and her dedication to fight for your legal rights to the courtroom for all criminal defendants. Jennifer understands that another main concern people have after an arrest, is how they will afford a lawyer through this whole process. She accepts all major credit cards. Let her work with you through this confusing and scary time. It takes a skilled litigator to research and choose the best legal defense for a client. Jennifer Meksraitis, Esq. has the competitive desire to win and the belief that all of her clients are innocent until proven guilty.
For a free consultation regarding your case and charges, contact Jennifer Meksraitis at 813-600-3197, or via email