If someone falsely accuses you of assault, the charge and potential conviction may impact your life in several ways. Just the accusation of this can cause issues for you at work, resulting in you losing your job.
Even just the accusation of assault can cause problems between you, your friends, and your family. If you face this situation, get in touch with our legal team at Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani right away. We can fight for your rights and help you overcome these charges.
When facing a false assault charge, there are a few steps you need to take to protect your rights. In this situation, we encourage you to do the following:
You aren’t legally required to disclose information besides your personal identification when questioned by the police. You don’t have to explain what happened or your side of things related to the event in question. You also don’t have to provide any type of written statement. Taking steps to protect your rights and remaining silent ensures that you aren’t providing information to the prosecution they can use against you to make you seem guilty of the crime.
It’s a good idea to stay active and involved in your defense from the time you are arrested. If you are falsely accused of assault, then you need to begin gathering evidence to help prove you are innocent. Make sure to remember and tell your attorney about any witnesses who saw what happened. All this is going to be important when it comes to building a defense for your case.
If you happen to be convicted of the assault charge, you can face severe consequences. Sometimes this even includes jail time. If you have been wrongly accused of assault, our team will start working on your defense right away. Our goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome for your situation.
No matter how someone makes you feel when you are arrested, you have rights. If you are falsely accused of assault, the rights that you have include:
It’s important to remember that with any criminal charge, you are innocent until the prosecution proves that you are guilty.
If you are facing some type of wrong or false assault charge, it’s important to ensure you make smart decisions as you navigate through the legal system.
When facing these charges, we encourage you to:
Something that is common in many assault charges in cases of false imprisonment. This occurs when someone prevents someone else from being able to move freely. If you are in a confrontation or argument with someone else, make sure you allow them to leave or walk away if desired.
Make sure to never keep them from leaving, which means don’t stand in front of an exit or door. Also, don’t force someone to stay in a spot or sit if they are trying to leave.
If you are falsely accused of assault, the legal team at the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani is ready to help with your case. We will investigate your situation and gather evidence to help prove your innocence. We have defended countless cases like yours and will work tirelessly and fight for your rights aggressively inside and outside the courtroom. The best thing you can do is to get in touch with us as soon as possible after you are arrested. This will give us plenty of time to build a strong defense for your case.
Going to court to defend yourself against criminal charges is serious. When you are in the courtroom, the outcome of your case and, sometimes, your future lies in the hands of the judge or jury.
Because of this, you want to make a good impression. Part of making a good impression is following proper courtroom etiquette.
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, we work to prepare our clients for court, including helping them present themselves the proper way. Some etiquette tips that will go a long way for your day in court can be found here.
There are signs in almost every courthouse in the area (and the country) that prohibit the use of phones inside the courtrooms. Even though these signs and warnings are seen everywhere, phones are regularly going off and disrupting the proceedings.
In some cases, the judge may even get so frustrated with this that they charge the guilty party with contempt of court. This isn’t uncommon and is something that has happened in the past.
In the past, it wasn’t uncommon for attorneys and judges to smoke a cigarette or cigar in their chambers. In some cases, this even happened during the trial. Today, though, gum, drinks, food, tobacco, and other items like this are prohibited inside the courtroom. You should also leave your e-cigarettes at home.
When you go to court, you need to dress in a way that shows respect and dignity – for yourself and the court. Don’t wear t-shirts with offensive pictures or words, cut-off shorts, caps, low-cut blouses, or spandex to court. Wearing pajamas isn’t a good idea either.
It’s also worth noting that there are some courts that have stricter dress codes than others, so it is best to know ahead of time what is expected.
The judge presiding over your case is the “authority figure” in the courtroom. However, they also represent the law. It is respectful and expected that you stand when they enter. When the bailiff says “all rise,” be sure to stand up to show your respect for the judge, court, and law.
In most situations, the courtroom is not a place that children need to be. Not only will they have to sit quietly for an extended amount of time, but in some situations, the topics being discussed aren’t always kid friendly.
In fact, there are many jurisdictions that forbid children from being in the courtroom. Also, daycare service isn’t provided. Because of this, you need to make sure you have arranged for childcare on the date you are supposed to be in court.
Remember, when you are in court, especially for a criminal charge, it is a serious place. You need to show respect for the authority and dignity of the court. Falling asleep, propping your feet up, and rustling newspapers is not respectful.
It’s not uncommon for emotions to be high when you are in the courtroom. After all, the verdict or decision of your court case (especially for criminal charges) can change your life. Even though this is the case, part of courtroom etiquette is refraining from outbursts, facial expressions, or gestures.
As you can see, there are a few things you should and should not do when in court. If you want to make a good impression and set yourself up for success, then following the etiquette tips here is highly recommended.
At the Law Offices of Steven J. Pisani, we are ready to help ensure you represent yourself well in court. We will go over proper courtroom etiquette and ensure that you don’t make any missteps that may hurt your case. Our goal is to help you achieve the most positive outcome for your criminal case possible.