Commonly Asked Questions

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  • I’ve Been Arrested. What Are My Rights?
    As detailed in the U.S. Constitution, you have the right to remain silent and not answer questions that may incriminate you. Most importantly, you have the right to an attorney which is vital in ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout the criminal justice process.
  • Can a Lawyer Help Me if I am Guilty?
    Police will look at the evidence against you, no matter if you are guilty or not. Should they find cause against you, you can be punished severely, despite your innocence. Northampton criminal defense lawyer Jesse Adams looks at the facts of your case and argues tenaciously on your behalf.
  • What Can I Do to Stay Out of Jail or Prison?
    After an arrest, you should be released within 48 hours and bail will be set. From there your criminal defense attorney can help you craft a solid defense that can help keep you out of prison.
  • Can an Arrest Permanently Affect Me?
    Any criminal charge can affect your reputation and having a conviction on your record can greatly impact your future, including your ability to get certain jobs, housing, and educational opportunities. Let The Law Offices of Jesse Adams fight for your future!