Frequently Asked Questions
Criminal Defense Cases in Denton County
Following an arrest, many people have questions about what they can do to protect themselves from significant consequences. At Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law, we stand ready to provide valuable information and trustworthy answers to some of the most burning concerns that individuals may have. In this section, you can read answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding criminal cases in Denton County. We encourage you to read through them, and of course, if you still have questions, do not hesitate to contact Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law.
How long will the case last?
There really is no exact projection for how long criminal cases may last; however, most cases are settled within six months to a year. Depending on the circumstances of your situation, yours may last longer or be completed in a shorter amount of time. A more accurate projection may be provided if you contact our firm's attorney about your case.
Will I have to go to jail?
When you are arrested for a crime, there is always a chance that you may have to go to jail. Whether you are being held in lieu of bail or serving as a part of your sentence, the possibility of spending time behind bars is very real. To eliminate or reduce the amount of time you spend in jail, it is important that you work with an attorney.
Do I need to appear in court?
Most likely yes, you will have to make an appearance in court. Commonly, charged individuals see the inside of a courtroom at least once, typically during the arraignment. When you work with the lawyer from our firm, we will actively pursue a favorable outcome, and if we are able to settle a case outside of court, we can aggressively represent you at trial.
Will I have to pay a fine?
Fines are always a potential consequence of criminal charges. In most cases, court fees and restitution are required as a part of the criminal process. If you are convicted of the charges that you are facing, you may have to pay a significant fine. Depending on the circumstances of your case, the fine amount itself may vary.
Will I lose my driver's license?
If you are convicted of a driving while intoxicated, you will lose your driver's license for a predetermined amount of time. The time that your license will be suspended for will vary depending on your past criminal history and the circumstances surrounding your case.
What is the sex offender registry?
After conviction for a sex crime, a person will be forced to adhere to the strict laws and regulations regarding the sex offender registry. This registry will include the convicted person's name, age, height and weight, address and distinctive information. In addition, his or her criminal charge will be clearly displayed for the public.
Do I need an attorney?
Yes! You should never face the criminal justice system in Texas alone. Your rights guarantee you an attorney, but you should not settle for an inexperienced defense lawyer. It is important that you work with Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law right away!
Where can I get more answers?
If you still have questions regarding your future, do not hesitate to contact Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law right away. Our team of trusted legal representatives stands ready to ensure that your rights and freedoms are actively protected. With the guidance of our team, you could see a favorable outcome for your case. We encourage you to immediately retain the services of Derek A. Adame, Attorney at Law by completing a free case evaluation form as soon as possible.