When Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer?

No one ever wants to hire a lawyer, especially when they've never hired one before. The process often seems unfamiliar and overwhelming, but the truth is that you cannot wait long to retain an attorney if you are facing criminal charges. This is especially true if you are an immigrant and your immigrant status is in jeopardy because of your charges. The Portela Law Firm, P.C. is here to help you understand why you should retain an attorney as soon as possible after your arrest.

First of all, you need to retain a New York criminal defense lawyer in order to prevent incrimination. Without a lawyer by your side, you are at risk of incriminating yourself, which means saying something that the prosecution could twist and use against you during your trial. By retaining a defense attorney right away, you have a knowledgeable legal advocate to speak for you and to protect you from incrimination whenever possible.

Hiring a criminal lawyer right away also provides you with confidence and peace of mind. Before you have an attorney by your side, you are unprotected and faced with uncertainty. Once you hire a criminal attorney from the Portela Law Office, P.C., you will have a relentless advocate on your side to fight in your defense. As a result, you will be able to find some peace of mind about your future.


Do not hesitate to consult with an attorney from our firm if you are facing charges of any kind. The Portela Law Firm, P.C. is an immigration defense firm that provides criminal defense representation for immigrants as well as U.S. citizens. We are skilled litigators who can provide relentless defense for all types of misdemeanors and felonies. Call now at (212) 577-9312 to contact a defense lawyer. Se habla español.