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Last updated on June 3, 2024

Even the nicest people can find themselves in the situation of being charged with a crime, whether a DUI, shoplifting, theft or more serious crimes. If confronted with criminal charges, it is important that the client get the guidance of experienced legal counsel as soon as possible to protect their rights.

If you are arrested, an experienced attorney will help you determine the best course of action to minimize the consequences for your future, regardless of the prosecutors’ wishes.

Defense For A Variety Of Charges

Attorneys Kristin Rice and Patrick Quinn of Wolfe, Rice & Quinn, LLC, represent clients facing charges, including:

Our attorneys are ready to represent you from the moment of arrest – or even if you are under investigation and anticipate that criminal charges will be coming. The sooner you seek the help and guidance of a skilled lawyer, the more legal options you may be able to exercise.

Answers To Frequently Asked Criminal Law Questions

Below, we have provided answers to some of the questions most often asked by prospective clients.

Do I really need a lawyer present to speak to the police?

When suspects get arrested, police generally must read them their “Miranda rights.” These include the right to an attorney and the right to remain silent (accompanied by a warning that anything they do say can (and will) be used against them).

Legally, you can waive your right to an attorney, but doing so is very dangerous and unwise. If the police have arrested you, they already assume you are guilty, and any questions they ask are designed to prove it. An attorney who works for you is tasked with ensuring that your rights are protected and that you don’t say or do anything that weakens your defense.

Would you know what police are and are not allowed to ask? Would you know which questions you can legally refuse to answer? Would you know if police are allowed to lie to you during an interrogation? If not, you need an attorney by your side before agreeing to answer any questions.

When does law enforcement need a search warrant?

As a general rule, the police must obtain a search warrant to legally search your home, vehicle or personal property. However, there are exceptions. For instance, if you give the police permission to conduct a search, they don’t need a warrant. Other exceptions include situations where evidence is in plain view, during an arrest when searching for weapons or if there is an immediate threat to public safety or risk that evidence will be destroyed.

Even if the police obtained a search warrant or cited one of the above exceptions, our attorneys may still be able to help you challenge the legality of the search in court. You cannot challenge a search if you give your consent; however, it is in your best interest to refuse that request from law enforcement.

Why should I hire Wolfe, Rice & Quinn, LLC?

Our attorneys offer more than 35 years of legal experience, which means they also have an in-depth knowledge of the local courts, prosecutors and judges. They are also responsive and communicative, keeping clients informed at each step of the process and answering questions and concerns promptly.

Finally, our firm is committed to transparent billing practices and affordable representation. When your freedom is on the line, worries about money should not prevent you from seeking the legal help you need. When you hire our firm, you don’t have to sacrifice quality representation for affordability.

Call Us For A Strong Defense

If you are arrested in Adams County, don’t talk to the police; let our lawyers do the talking for you. Call the Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, criminal defense attorneys of Wolfe, Rice & Quinn, LLC, at 717-253-9182 or email us using this handy form.