Many individuals seek out a reputable and skilled defense lawyer when they have been accused of committing a crime or a family member of theirs has been charged or convicted. Hiring a criminal defense lawyer is essential for any criminal case as they can influence whether or not you or your loved one receives bail, whether the charges stick or are dismissed, or if the penalty is reduced for the alleged crime committed. The fact is, without an attorney representing a defendant, they risk not receiving a fair trial and potentially being charged with something they may have done.
Are you willing to take that risk? Is your loved one? This is something to really consider as time waits for no one and your trial date could soon be approaching. If you wish to act now and take charge of your current case or that of someone you love, contact USAttorneys immediately where an agent will guide you to help you find the best Wyoming criminal defense attorney out there.
Why You Need to be Aware of Wyoming Laws and Statutes
Every defendant has rights but many aren’t aware of what they are. Many people often think that because they have been arrested or are still sitting in jail that nothing can be done to protect them or help remove them from this unfortunate circumstance. That isn’t always true. The state of Wyoming has certain laws as well as the U.S. Constitution that protect individuals, even those who have allegedly committed an offense.
To give you some background on one of these laws, below is a brief explanation of it. When you elect to hire a Wyoming defense lawyer, they will ensure this law is abided by throughout the course of this matter.
Bail is something that is provided by a judge and gives someone who is in custody the chance to be set free until it is time for them to attend their court hearing. In many cases, bail isn’t always provided but here’s where having a lawyer working on your defense helps. Some defense attorneys have good working relationships with these judges and can help sway their decision as to whether they provide bail or not. And just because you may be under the impression that your loved one should receive it, not always will a judge grant it.
According to Statute § 7-10-101, a person who is arrested for a crime that is not punishable by death may be admitted to bail. A person who has been arrested for an offense that is punishable by death can still be granted bail at the discretion of the authorized judicial officer, however, if there is valid proof indicating they are guilty, they may not be permitted to bail.
Something to keep in mind is that if your family member isn’t granted bail, they will be required to remain in jail until their court hearing arrives. This can sometimes take a few days or even a few weeks. If you don’t want your loved one sitting in jail for a misdemeanor crime, give us a call today and let one of our aggressive criminal defense lawyers get started working on this case.
Should you be facing any charges yourself, we encourage you to give us a call as well as our lawyers will gladly work with you through your issue too.