Warrants

Arrest Warrant Lawyer in Anoka, Minnesota

An arrest warrant gives police the right to search for, arrest, and immediately incarcerate the individual named in the warrant. This can make for a difficult time, but securing the help of an experienced Minnesota arrest warrant attorney will help you get out of jail as soon as possible and address the charges against you.

Mr. Peterson is highly experienced in addressing the warrant, the charges, and ensuring you can get back to your life as soon as possible. He also defends your rights and informs you of your options so you can make informed decisions in your case. By being educated, you can positively influence the outcome.

Helping You Understand Arrest Warrants

Arrest warrants can be issued in a number of situations. For instance, a judge can issue a bench warrant for your arrest if you do not appear in court like you are supposed to. A judge can also issue an arrest warrant if he or she is presented with information that shows probable cause. Probable cause can give them reason to believe that you committed a crime.

Nonetheless, even when an arrest warrant is issued, it is not a declaration of guilt. A person is innocent until proven guilty. In the meantime, you have constitutional rights and they have to be protected. This is why it is important to have a knowledgeable attorney by your side to defend your rights and your future.

Defending Your Constitutional Rights

After you have been arrested, it is important to contact an Anoka criminal defense attorney as soon as possible in order to secure a solid defense against the charges. As soon as you make the call, you will be advised on what you should and should not say to law enforcement. Just as your Miranda Rights say when they are read to you, anything that you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. Even statements that you believe are innocent can result in self-incrimination. Your attorney will help you avoid self-incrimination and will start investigating your case so that a solid defense can be built.

In this defense, creative strategies will help lead to a much better outcome in the case. There may be evidence that shows that you did not commit the offense or that the charges were seriously inflated against you. You could initially be charged with a felony, but the offense really warranted a misdemeanor. If that is the case, having the charges reduced is the goal. If the charges are reduced, so are the consequences. Having a lesser charge on your criminal record will fare much better for you than having a conviction with the maximum penalties following you around far into the future.