When Should You Call a Lawyer?

Nobody likes getting woken up in the middle of the night or wee hours of the morning by a phone call from their loved one in jail. Hearing a relative or a close friend has gotten a ticket, been arrested and/or put in jail can be difficult. Even if you’re not familiar with the legal process, you immediately think a long, stressful and a possibly expensive trial awaits.

Jail is not a fun place for your loved one to be either. You know they are miserable there and feel pressured to get them out ASAP.

You want to help and get your loved one out of jail as fast as possible, but you don’t know how.

The counsel, resources and support of a Dallas criminal defense attorney can be invaluable in the successful navigation of your case or that of a loved one. Knowing you’re working with a lawyer who knows the legal process and who is there to support and represent your relative or friend can give you much needed encouragement and confidence in moving forward through the case.

Everyone arrested and charged with a crime has the right to legal counsel in their case. Your friend or family member should have legal representation for their case.

Having an attorney has been shown to shorten cases and yield a favorable ruling for your loved one.

When to Call a Lawyer

If legal representation is a right, how do you know when you need to call a lawyer?

In most criminal cases, the defendant is allowed one phone call after he or she has been arrested and is in jail. During this one phone call (which is the legal right of the person arrested), he or she contacts a family member to notify that they are in jail.

The family member, or close friend if no family is around, can contact an attorney on their relative’s or friend’s behalf to represent them in court.

It is best for a family member or friend to contact a lawyer as early in the case as possible. The sooner an attorney is involved the smoother and shorter the case will be.

What Kind of Lawyer Should You Contact?

Now that you know you need to contact a lawyer ASAP to get your friend or family member out of jail, who do you call to help with your case? There are many lawyers out there.

For starters, you’ll want to look for an attorney or legal office that offers counsel on a variety of legal offenses. These firms are a good place to start if you don’t know the specifics surrounding your friend’s or relative’s ticket or arrest.

An experienced lawyer you can be confident about will have broad knowledge and experience in multiple areas.

The Traylor Law Firm is one such criminal defense attorney office that help clients in a variety of different cases. We specialize in DUI, traffic tickets, criminal defense, jail release, warrants, suspended driver’s license, court dates, drug possession, bail bonds, domestic assault and probation violation.

The best way you can help your friend or family member who is in jail, or who has gotten a ticket is to first call a criminal defense attorney.

Time is of the essence. For a smoother trial. Quicker release date and lower bail and payment, getting a lawyer as soon as possible is important.

Contact us at the Traylor Law Firm today so we can get started on your loved one’s case and achieve the most favorable results.