Answers to Your Most Frequent Questions About the Criminal Law Process

Facts You Need to Know

You need an attorney if you are being investigated, charged, or interviewed by the police.

Certainly, you need a criminal lawyer who specializes in the sensitive issues involved in criminal cases. Though, there is a possibility that you may be convicted of a crime and may be ordered to pay fines. And, sometimes even go to jail for it. Moreover, a criminal conviction will follow you for the rest of your life. In fact, it can also affect your ability to get a job, obtain housing, or even receive credit. Overall, criminal convictions can affect your life in ways you could never foresee. Thus, if you have previous convictions, those judgments can be used to enhance your punishment in any new criminal charge against you.

As soon as you can hire an attorney to represent you, the better!

Yes, you still need a lawyer if you are innocent. There have been many innocent people arrested, convicted, and sentenced to prison.

Just look on the news on any given day and you will see wrongfully convicted individuals being released. A lot of innocent individuals do not get so lucky. A lawyer will help ensure that your rights and liberties are protected. Even if you are innocent you need the very best legal representation possible.

Criminal attorney Kara Carreras is committed to fighting for you!

There are several ways to dismiss your case. In addition, the Carreras Law Group, P.C. will also work to achieve the best possible result for you. Each case is unique. The court will dismiss your case, and you will not have a criminal record and your record may be expunged. Finally, an extension is a way to have your record erased completely.

In the computer information age, it is more important than ever to keep your record clean.

Absolutely not. No criminal lawyer can guarantee any result in your case. Meanwhile, you need a criminal attorney to be honest and upfront with you about your case. Good news or bad news, you deserve a criminal lawyer who will give you straight answers. Thus, You need a criminal attorney who will fight for your rights and keep you informed and up to date about your case.

We keep you informed accordingly regarding your case at Carreras Law Group. In her role as a criminal lawyer, Kara Carreras is always open and honest with her clients.

Hiring a lawyer to represent you is the most important decision you will make regarding your case. When making the decision to hire a lawyer here are just a few questions you should ask:

    • First and foremost, a criminal attorney should be forthright with you about whether your specific situation requires his or her services in the first place.
    • How much experience does your criminal attorney have? The legal system is complex and most people need help navigating the legal process. Because each case has its own particular set of facts, the more experience your criminal lawyer has, the better prepared he or she will be to handle your specific case.
    • Has your criminal attorney been successful in handling criminal cases in the past? If so, then your criminal lawyer may be able to handle your case successfully as well. Ask your criminal attorney about past successes.
    • Has your criminal lawyer handled cases like yours before? Each criminal case has its own defenses, mitigating factors, and aggravating facts. A criminal attorney who has handled cases similar to yours in the past is more likely have the knowledge about what defenses and factors apply in your particular set of circumstances.
You definitely need to be present for your trial. Although there may be some instances an attorney may excuse your appearance into the court, but you need to check with your attorney. Therefore, you may be given permission of not showing up in the pre-trial hearings. Generally, the court will required your presence at each court setting. Do not ignore the requirement to appear. Doing so can be costly and cause bigger problems for your case.
You have the right to remain silent and can speak only in the presence of a lawyer. Apart from that, you have full rights not to incriminate yourself. Make sure you first protect yourself by hiring an experienced criminal lawyer to walk you through each step.

What sets the Carreras law group apart?


Excellent Relationships With Opposing Counsel


Treats Clients Like Family


Habla Español


Board Certified Criminal Attorney


Nearly Two Decades of Experience


Former Prosecutorial Experience

Known for Aggressive Advocacy & Results

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