Criminal Defense: What To Do If You Have Been Arrested

Make no statements to the police or arresting officers. They will be used against you no matter what you think. You cannot help yourself at this stage. Contact defense attorney Jeff Malm for help.

Remember: Innocent People Are Convicted Of Crimes Every Day | Everyone Charged With A Crime Deserves A Fair Defense

If you have been arrested and/or charged with a crime, you should realize that the prosecution has the full power and resources of the government to use against you. Even a person who may have committed some violation can be convicted of much worse charges than the evidence supports if the case is not handled properly. A judge or jury, hearing all the facts, may realize you deserve a second chance. If you have been accused of a crime, you are facing a legal battle that may forever change the course of your life.

The Importance Of Timely Legal Counsel

You need an attorney with extensive experience to fight for you and protect your rights. Do not delay. Take prompt, decisive action. Waiting to see what might happen will cause you to lose valuable time needed to prepare a compelling defense. Hiring a lawyer early is critically important. Postponing the inevitable can put your freedom and future at risk.

Criminal charges bring up various critical issues to address, including:

  • Bond
  • The charges themselves
  • The evidence — was it legally obtained?
  • Motions for discovery that need to be filed soon
  • Witnesses who need to be located and interviewed
  • Tapes and other evidence that will need to be reviewed
  • Plea negotiations and the possibility of trial

Early investigation and preparation are critical to overcome the pressure to plead guilty early in the process. Many people are understandably under stress after being charged with a crime. It is natural to want the process to be over quickly. However, it is important for you to understand how the charges may lead to very serious consequences that you do not anticipate. You owe it to yourself to get legal counsel promptly. An initial consultation with lawyer Jeffrey G. Malm is a smart move for people in or near Harrison, Arkansas.

Formerly A Prosecutor — Now Defending The Accused

Jeffrey Malm has been a prosecutor who understands criminal matters from the other side. As a defense attorney in private practice, he now represents clients on cases from DWI and traffic violations to murder, drug cases and other criminal charges.

Examples of cases Jeffrey G. Malm, Attorney at Law, handles in the area of criminal law include:

Felony and misdemeanor charges; traffic violations

Drunk driving; DWI/DUI involving driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs

Drug possession and sales

Assault, domestic violence and murdre

Burglary, theft and shoplifting

Expungements

All types of cases in district court, circuit court and federal court, including charges in the National Park

Request A Consultation At Your Earliest Convenience

Discuss your case with an Arkansas attorney. To schedule a consultation, send an email inquiry through this website or call 870-743-7009 (or 888-253-0269 toll free).