San Antonio Criminal Lawyer
What Happens After an Arrest in San Antonio, TX
As soon as you have been arrested for a crime, the gears of the criminal
justice machine begin turning. Unless you take decisive action to turn
the situation around, the system will be moving forward toward an outcome
that is all but certain: your conviction.
Law enforcement officers, investigators and prosecutors all share the job
of solving crimes and convicting criminal offenders. You are now in their
single most effective action you can take toward safeguarding yourself against the dire consequences you face is
to hire a
criminal defense lawyer in San Antonio to guide you through the process and help you find your way back out of
the criminal justice system.
Why Work With My Firm?
Whether you have been charged with a
I can appear with you at the arraignment, the first court appearance and the point at which
the judge will read the charges and ask you to enter a plea.
I can advocate on your behalf and seek a minimal amount of
bail or perhaps even an "own-recognizance" release without bail.
I will immediately get to work on conducting my own investigation of your case.
By filing a motion for discovery,
I can seek access to any and all evidence that the state has against you, which gives me an opportunity to find out what the prosecutor knows,
and at least as importantly, what he or she doesn't know.
I may also be able to file a motion to suppress key evidence. For example, I could seek to prove that you were arrested after a traffic
stop without probable cause or if other similar infringements of your
rights were committed.
San Antonio Defense Attorney Fighting for You
When you have been arrested, you find yourself at a crossroads with several
different paths branching out before you. You could be convicted, or you
might be acquitted. The case might be resolved through a plea bargain,
or you might be able to walk out of the courtroom with the charges having
The outcome in your case depends to a large degree on the actions that
you take now.
The one thing that you must not do is to discuss the charges with anyone
but a San Antonio criminal defense attorney. Statements that you make
to investigators can later end up being used as evidence, and you could
easily say things that could constitute self-incrimination or even a confession.
This may be an enormously stressful and frustrating experience, but I
am ready to help!
Contact me now at the Law Office of Kerrisa Chelkowski for a confidential
case evaluation so that you can tell me your side of the story and learn about strategies
that I can use to defend you.