Criminal Defense (Civilian and Military)
It might start with a summons or being physically placed in the custody of law enforcement agents; but, you have been arrested. The difference is that with a summons the Court directs you to appear at a particular place and time to answer the charges made against you – it’s a non-custodial arrest. When you receive a summons, you are arrested; you are subject to the control of the Courts. You are charged with a crime and face potential jail time as well as a criminal conviction.Just because you have received a summons, doesn’t mean you are in less jeopardy than some that is physically arrest. When you are taken into physical custody, there is little doubt that you are being arrested – it is a custodial arrest.
Whether you received a summons or were physically arrested, this is the time to remember you have the right to remain silent and to use it. The only acceptable response to law enforcement is – “Thank you, and may I contact my lawyer please.” So many clients have felt they can explain their way out of an arrest or a summons – you can’t. Any statement you make may and likely will be used against you. Call a lawyer.
The Kanthaka Group represents people accused of crimes in a variety of settings, from traffic and municipal court to our state district courts. We have represented people like you accused of drunk driving and of first-degree murder. In Federal Court, we have defended minor offenses to charges under the False Claims Act and the International Trade in Arms Regulations. Our practice has included courts in Colorado, Nebraska and Wyoming and Federal Courts from Wyoming to Kentucky. And, related to that has been years of service as a judge advocate in the Army and as a military judge as well. We know criminal defense.
At your first opportunity, call the Kanthaka Group to get your defense team together. On major cases, we often will associate with other counsel to bring to you the best Team of lawyers, investigators, and paralegals possible. Face it – the Government has no limit to the resources it can throw into the fight to win a conviction. At the Kanthaka Group, we take pride in the evening the odds for our clients.