A criminal charge, unlike a simple civil violation is more serious and depending on the type of criminal offence, can actually result in actual jail time. Of course not all criminal charges lead to jail time, however, they can still affect you since they become stamped to your permanent record. So, if you are charged with a criminal offense, you need to make sure that you take the right steps and make the right decisions so that you are able to maneuver out of this safely, with as little damage as possible.
After getting arrested, in the case of most criminal charges, there will be a bail set and once you are arable to pay that amount, you can walk free but before that, you need go to the court summons where a time and date will be set for your arraignment and to make sure that you appear on appointed time and date or else an arrest warrant can be sent out for you, which will only make your case weaker. Now during this time it is strongly recommended that you look around and find a good criminal attorney to represent you during your arraignment and trial because court-appointed attorneys can only help so much. Phillips & Associates is a reputable criminal law firm and you can find them on Twitter and other social media websites in order to get in touch and get the necessary contact details.
All you need to do after this is to form a good working alliance with your lawyer and hope that they have the necessary resources and evidence that can prove your innocence or help turn the court ruling in your favor by the end of everything. This territory will be handled entirely by your lawyer.