Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) About Criminal Defense

Facing any criminal charge is scary. Whether it is your first or fifth arrest, you likely have many questions and fears about what will happen next. As experienced criminal defense attorneys, we have extensive experience representing clients involved in a wide range of criminal matters.

Below we have provided answers to a couple of the most commonly asked questions about criminal defense matters.

Criminal charges should never be taken lightly. If you are facing criminal charges, it is crucial to take immediate legal action. Call Wampler & Souder, LLC, now to discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney at 301-732-7675.

Why Shouldn't I Speak With An Officer After Arrest?

During an arrest, a police officer will inform you of your "right to remain silent," warning you that what you say may be used as evidence against you. No matter the situation, or how much pressure law enforcement is putting on you to talk; you should instantly invoke these rights. Under no circumstance should you answer any questions, or offer any type of statement to the police without first consulting your attorney.

Having a strong legal advocate on your side who will protect your rights is critical for you and the future of your case.

What Type Of Evidence Does The State Need To Convict Me?

To sustain a conviction on criminal charges, the state must prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt. The state must convince a jury by providing enough evidence that supports their theory of how the crime occurred.

Evidence of a crime can be circumstantial or direct, and comes in many forms, including:

  • Testimony
  • Physical
  • Genetic
  • Scientific
  • Eyewitness
  • Digital
  • Documentary
  • Exculpatory

Every criminal case is different and has its own unique circumstances. It is imperative to seek the support and guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer who understands the complexities of the law and how to effectively guide you through.

Get Our Help Today

At Wampler & Souder, LLC, we are committed to protecting your rights and are prepared to aggressively advocate on your behalf. As seasoned criminal defense attorneys, we have extensive experience representing clients involved in a wide range of criminal matters throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Email us now to get started, or call 301-732-7675 to schedule your initial consultation. Your future is too important to wait, contact us today.