Criminal Defense Law FAQs

Insight from Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney

After you have been arrested, you likely have a number of questions about your options and who to turn to. Law enforcement officials may not be forthcoming with you about your charges and may try to convince you to talk to them. At the Law Offices of Scott R. Spindel, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer can answer your questions and provide you with sound guidance.

Q: Why do I need a criminal defense attorney?
A: Criminal defense attorneys deal directly with you and your family’s personal future. This can involve jail time, the loss of your freedoms, or the loss of a professional license. It is important to retain representation to have a legal advocate to protect your future.

Q: How do criminal defense attorneys and DUI attorneys differ?
A: Most lawyers will specialize or focus their practice on a specific area of the law. While a DUI attorney handles cases that primarily involve driving under the influence, criminal defense lawyers are able to handle a wide range of criminal cases.

Q: What are the penalties for a sex offense conviction?
A: The exact consequences of a crime depend on the details of the offense. If you are convicted of a sex crime, you could be facing time in prison, mandatory probation, community service, and sex offender registry, among other penalties.

Q: Are crimes against children penalized heavily?
A: Absolutely. The law considers any crimes committed against children to be very serious and prosecutes and penalizes them severely. Depending on the nature of the offense, you could face years in prison on top of other serious consequences.

Q: Can I get in serious trouble for drug possession?
A: Yes. You could find yourself facing serious charges and penalties, depending on the amount and type of drug. Most charges involving controlled substances and illegal drugs carry heavy consequences.

Contact (888) 973-0209 to set up a free consultation with a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney.