Criminal Law – Overview

Criminal law arises when someone has been charged with a crime or is a suspect in a criminal investigation. It is the area of law most people are familiar with. Who hasn’t heard of Miranda warnings? Unfortunately, the understanding most people have of criminal law is from TV, basic classes in high school, or from knowing someone “who has been through the system.” But this basic understanding does not cover the nuances of the actual practice of criminal law. For instance, contrary to popular belief, the police do not need to read Miranda warnings to everyone who has been arrested.

Criminal charges can be an overwhelming, stressful, and a scary experience. Even a seemingly “minor” charge can have serious repercussions in the future. No criminal charge, in any court, should be taken lightly. Whether you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, or believe you are being investigated but have not yet been charged with a crime, it is important that you understand your rights and how a conviction may affect your future.

Contact the Nicodemus Law Office at 740-422-9280 to protect your rights.