Historically, a suspect had the right to resist an unlawful arrest by a police officer so long as the force applied was proportional to the threat presented.
If you were recently arrested or even arraigned, the decision of whether to keep your public defender or retain private counsel is the most important choice you will make going forward – regardless of whether your ultimate goal is to prove your innocence at trial, or negotiate a plea deal in advance.
Attorney-Client Privilege – There are certain classes of individuals with whom a client has the ability to have privileged communications with.
At the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, for all criminal cases, the first consultation is always free.
The biggest mistake defendants make is waiting too long to contact a criminal defense lawyer.