Criminal Defense FAQs

It's good to know some answers to questions you have experienced when it comes to a criminal defense crime or laws. If you have specific questions about your crime, case or just in general, Call 440-655-2275 now to schedule a consultation with a misdemeanor attorney in Cleveland, OH.

1. Why hire a criminal defense attorney?

An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you through some of your toughest and most distressing times. Everybody deserves a fair shot at defending themselves and it's their basic right. This is why if you have been charged with a criminal crime, you reach out immediately to Attorney Hofelich who will be able to assist you through your entire criminal defense case.

2. How should I assert my right to remain silent if the police question me?

You state to the authorities that you are pleading your fifth amendment right to remain silent. You may remain silent so the police have no reason to continue to ask questions. If the police continue to ask questions after informing them that you are not speaking without counsel, you may be able to have the case dismissed on a violation of your civil rights.

3. I have been convicted of a criminal crime, can you help me?

Yes. Call as soon as possible so that our experienced criminal defense attorney can begin your case and discuss your options.

4. What is a bond?

A bond insures that a defendant will appear for court. There are 3 different types of bonds in Ohio- Recognizance bond, Appearance bond and Cash or surety bond.

5. What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

There are five degrees of misdemeanors and felonies which have different ranges of punishment. Felony crimes can be murder, rape, burglary or kidnapping. Misdemeanor crimes can be simple assault, public intoxication, petty theft and prostitution. Some misdemeanors can become felonies are multiple convictions and shouldn't be taken lightly. Reach out to a criminal defense lawyer you can trust with handling your misdemeanor or felony case!