Who we represent as criminal defense clients

Questions About Criminal Defense

Being charged with a crime is scary, but we’ll get you through it.

General Questions

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When Is It Legal To Use Force Against A Police Officer?

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.

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Should I Just Get A Public Defender?

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.

What is Attorney-Client Privilege?

Attorney-Client Privilege – There are certain classes of individuals with whom a client has the ability to have privileged communications with.

Who we represent as criminal defense clients

How Do the Free Criminal Defense Consultations Work?

At the Law Office of Chris Van Vechten, for all criminal cases, the first consultation is always free.

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At What Point Do I Need to See a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

The biggest mistake defendants make is waiting too long to contact a criminal defense lawyer.