What should I do if my fiance is getting charged with two felonies that he didn't do? 23 Answers as of June 18, 2013

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Reeves Law Firm, P.C.
Reeves Law Firm, P.C. | Roy L. Reeves
A very common question is what can I do if my (friend, child, husband, wife, etc) is charged with a crime. There is very little you can do. That said what you can do is very important. First, help your friend, child, husband, wife, etc. find evidence he/she has that is beneficial to the case. In other words, if there is an alibi, help him/her find proof of the alibi. If there are pictures, documents, texts, or something relevant for the defense lawyer, help find that information and get it to the defense lawyer. Which brings up the other thing you can do, interview a few lawyers, help find one to take the case.
Answer Applies to: Texas
Replied: 11/6/2012
Douglas J. Smith, Attorney
Douglas J. Smith, Attorney | Douglas Smith
He needs to hire an attorney. It won't go away on it's own. The state must believe he did it or they would not have filed charges.
Answer Applies to: Oklahoma
Replied: 11/2/2012
Darrell B. Reynolds, P.C. | Darrell B. Reynolds
Short answer is to get an attorney to represent him.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 6/18/2013
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq.
Law & Mediation Office of Jeffrey L. Pollock, Esq. | Jeffrey Lawrence Pollock
Hire legal counsel to investigate and defend him asap.
Answer Applies to: Pennsylvania
Replied: 6/13/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
You should retain a good criminal lawyer and ignore anything that your finance tells you about the case and find out what really happened. Most people are guilty but tell their family that they are innocent. Although a few people are actually innocent, you certainly cannot rely on what a defendant has to say. Have the lawyer do an investigation into the matter and ask him what happened. If he is innocent, and that is possible, there should be proof of that which can be discovered. I wish my juries were made up of friends, family, and baby mommas.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 11/1/2012
    Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
    Your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. First of all, since we do not have all the facts, such as what he is being charged with, it is not really possible to answer with complete accuracy. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal law attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your boyfriend's case. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze his case and advise you of his options.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/1/2012
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD
    Mace J. Yampolsky, LTD | Mace Yampolsky
    Hire a lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC | Seth L. Reszko
    At this point, your fiance needs to appear in Court and when he appears in Court, a Judge will decide whether to appoint counsel because he cannot afford one or your fiance should retain private counsel. When you fiance obtains counsel, the attorney will discuss strategy and defenses and the court process.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada
    Replied: 11/1/2012
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Hire a good lawyer for him, and preferably soon before he opens his mouth to the wrong folks and incriminates himself further.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 11/1/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Pray for him. Give him support. Get him a good attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/18/2013
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    Your best bet would be engage for him any good criminal defense attorney. Being charged does not mean that he will be convicted, but it certainly does mean he will have to defend himself
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 6/18/2013
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    He will need a good lawyer fighting for his rights. We do offer a free consultation and would be happy to talk with him. If you looking for an attorney give us a call. We handle a large number of these cases and should be able to help.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Law Offices of George Woodworth & Associates
    Law Offices of George Woodworth & Associates | George Woodworth
    Of course, you should retain an experienced, criminal defense attorney to help you evaluate and analyse this case, and plan his Courtroom strategy. If your fiancee did not do anything wrong, then he should not plead guilty to anything, but rather, find all of the evidence that proves he's not guilty, and discuss with the D.A. and Judge right away. An experienced attorney can greatly help you both to start moving this case in the right direction.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Hire an attorney for him. It is either that or wait for the public defender to be appointed, and wait for a bond hearing so that he can get out. Private attorneys can move swiftly to get the bond reduced. They also usually have the time to devote individually to the charges and the client.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
    Have an attorney represent him. Have fiance not talk to anyone. Make a list of witnesses and other evidence to prove his innocence.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law
    Gary Moore, Attorney at Law | Gary Moore
    He needs an experienced criminal lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: New Jersey
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    Law Office of Eric S. Lumberg | Eric S. Lumberg
    You should hire a lawyer that will discuss and review all charges and evidence. Look for possible defenses, mistakes and incorrect information contained in the reports. The lawyer should be able to explain the entire process along with the different options your fiance will have and the advantages and disadvantages of both.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Ferguson & Ferguson
    Ferguson & Ferguson | Randy W. Ferguson
    Hire an attorney as soon as possible. Do not talk to police.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S.
    Freeborn Law Offices, P.S. | Steve Freeborn
    Your response is common: "My fiance didn't do it". How do you know? What facts do you have to support your statement. You also do not say anything about what the felonies are. What can you do? Probably little. What can your fiance do? Get an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    Hire him an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 6/13/2013
    Rodriguez & Sanabria, PLLC
    Rodriguez & Sanabria, PLLC | Dagoberto Rodriguez
    Get a lawyer, talk to her/him about your case and see what are the options for your fiance.
    Answer Applies to: Virginia
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation
    Wallin & Klarich: A Law Corporation | Paul Wallin
    Retain an experienced criminal defense law firm in the county where the charges are pending. If your fiance is indigent she can ask for a public defender to represent her. However, at the end of the case the court will conduct a hearing to determine how much she must pay back the county for using the public defender. In addition due to the very large caseloads most public defenders are dealing with most people would prefer to have an experienced private criminal defense lawyer representing their loved one as opposed to a public defender.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 10/31/2012
    The Law Office of Lynn Norton-Ramirez
    The Law Office of Lynn Norton-Ramirez | Lynn Norton-Ramirez
    Contact a lawyer or if you have no funds. Have him ask for a Public Defender when he goes to court for the first appearance.
    Answer Applies to: North Carolina
    Replied: 10/31/2012
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