Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney Protecting the Rights of El Paso & Las Cruces Clients

police arrested someone who will soon need a criminal defense lawyerFree Advice: Do not attempt to talk your way out of criminal charges on your own!

 

Too often, people charged with crimes try to reason their way out of being arrested. However, anything you say to police of your own free will can be used against you later. Whether you’re currently under investigation or have already been arrested, it is essential that you contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible before agreeing to talk to the police.

 

As your criminal defense attorneys at Perales Law Firm, we act as a protective barrier between you and the authorities to ensure your rights aren’t violated and that you avoid making incriminating statements. Our clients come from Las Cruces, El Paso, throughout Doña Ana County, and beyond. We defend people before magistrate and municipal courts, Texas and New Mexico state courts, and federal courts, including immigration court.

What You Say Could Hurt Your Case

Don’t expect the police to tell you everything they know. If you comment on people you know, what you did or did not do, and where you were at a particular date and time, your words may conflict with testimony police have already collected from others.

 

While you may be telling the truth, what you tell the police may contradict what others have told them. If you’re eventually charged with a crime, these contradictions can then be used against you at trial, undermining your credibility and overall case. This is just one reason why obtaining experienced legal counsel is critical from the very beginning.

 

Regardless of the evidence against you and how far along your case is, it is important to consider the legal options available to you if you have been accused of or charged with:

  • DWI (driving while intoxicated)
  • Assault & aggravated assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Theft
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile violations
  • Violation of protective orders
  • State & federal drug possession, conspiracy, & trafficking
  • Federal immigration violations

Perales Law Firm is here to fight for the best outcome attainable in your case.

A Thorough Investigation is Essential

Despite forensic and investigative resources at their disposal, police and prosecutors face certain limitations that often affect the thoroughness of a criminal investigation. At Perales Law Firm, our criminal defense team works with private investigators, forensic experts, lab technicians, and other professionals in exposing shortcomings and unanswered questions associated with the prosecution’s case against you. Our office tracks down witnesses ignored by police, investigates suspects dismissed by the district attorney’s office, and pursues alternative leads.

 

We are familiar with proper police procedures and can quickly identify the mishandling of evidence, questionable police conduct, and witness tampering. Before talking to the police, contact our office today and schedule an appointment to discuss your case. Our consultations are completely confidential and protected by the attorney-client privilege, regardless of whether you hire us or not.

Beware of Immigration Consequences

If you are not a U.S. citizen, consult with us before taking any pleas in your criminal case. A confession or conviction may have serious immigration consequences, including the threat of deportation or ineligibility for citizenship.

Police & Courts Will Challenge You — But Perales Law Firm is on Your Side

While it may be possible to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed altogether, police and prosecutors won’t go out of their way to try and find exculpatory evidence in your case. That’s why it is so important to contact a criminal defense attorney who can review your case and the evidence against you and determine the best strategy for protecting your rights and interests.

 

Reach us by phone at (575) 523-0144 (Las Cruces) or (915) 225-2292 (El Paso) or through email.

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Perales Law Firm provides effective criminal defense representation for our valued clients. If you are facing criminal charges and need help, contact either our Las Cruces office at (575) 523-0144 or our El Paso office at (915) 225-2292 to schedule a consultation.