If you’ve been charged with a misdemeanor, you may be released after booking and given a future court date. Otherwise, you will be jailed until bailed out, or your Summit Defense Attorneys can arrange an “O.R.” (own recognizance) release.
When you are arrested, the police are required to tell you about your rights. These include your right to silence, and your right to a lawyer. These rights are important and you should take full advantage of them. If in custody, it is important to refrain from discussing anything about your case with anybody other than your attorney during a confidential visit. While in the jail, you have no expectation of privacy. Phone calls and letters are monitored and other inmates are often “snitches”.
If arrested, it is important to remember that an arrest is only an accusation, not a conviction. Often people feel discouraged or even hopeless after going through the drama and humiliation of an arrest. Whatever your circumstances, assume nothing until we’ve evaluated your case. Many Summit Defense clients are arrested before retaining us. These people often tell us that the arrest was their lowest point, but they always feel better after we’ve worked together and created a plan.
I will never forget the call I got about my son’s arrest for murder. Having never been through anything like that, I relied on my business lawyer for a referral and he immediately called Mr. Riley. Within minutes of meeting him, I knew I was in good hands as he was able to provide much needed perspective.
Thank you Collin and Rabin for all your tireless work. I can imagine dealing with me was difficult. I am glad I found you.
Can’t speak highly enough of Rabin Nabizadeh. Attentive, calm and very good at his craft. Managed to handle my severe anxiety and, at the end, get the case dismissed on the day of trial. Highly recommend.
I strongly recommend the Summit Team and especially Rabin and Tennille. You can truly depend on them. Give them time to work on your case. Summit Defense will fight for you in the court.
Tennille Duffy was exceptional. She worked very hard and in a timely manner. She answered all my calls swiftly. She interviewed the key witnesses to obtain crucial evidence. She kept us informed during the investigation and took care of the case professionally! Because of her exceptional work, the charge was dismissed even before the court hearing. The truth had finally prevailed. We are thrilled that our family member can finally move on from the nightmare of their wrongful accusation, and they were saved from having their life ruined forever.
We first met Rabin Nabizadeh in his office. He was very straightforward and honest with us. He didn't have any hidden fees or charges and everything was clearly explained! He organized a great team with an experienced lawyer, Tennille Duffy, to handle this sensitive case, assisted by another lawyer, Ryan McHugh, who knew the local district very well. In addition, the private investigator, a former policeman, was appointed as an investigator for the case.