A Skilled Criminal Defense Attorney in Steuben County
Criminal convictions have life-altering consequences, including jail time, lengthy probation periods, and employment restrictions. If you have been arrested, it is essential to take precautions. Do not speak to the police without representation. Tunney Law’s Christopher Tunney is an experienced criminal defense attorney serving Steuben County clients and those in the surrounding area. He will guide you through the court system using aggressive yet responsible methods, ensuring the best possible resolution for your situation. He will be on your side throughout your formal arrest, preliminary hearings, grand jury indictments, arraignment, trial, and appeals. You are entitled to these rights and protections.
Your Constitutional Rights Are Essential to Your Case
The Constitution of the United States provides fundamental rights throughout the criminal justice process. The government cannot violate these rights, and any violation can result in an acquittal or dropping of charges. Mr. Tunney will ensure prosecutors respect the rights found under the following amendments.
The Fourth Amendment
The Fourth Amendment protects you against unreasonable police searches and seizures while setting requirements for search warrants. If Mr. Tunney discovers abuses, he can use that evidence in your defense.
The Fifth Amendment
The Fifth Amendment offers several protections. It requires a pretrial hearing by a grand jury in felony cases. It outlaws a second trial for the same offense (also called double jeopardy). The amendment protects you from giving evidence against yourself and ensures fair proceedings when people are threatened by loss of life, liberty, or property. Lastly, it guarantees compensation for lost property.
The Sixth Amendment
The Sixth Amendment guarantees an accused person's right to a speedy and public trial by an impartial jury, to be informed of all evidence, to ensure an attorney is present when witnesses testify against them, and to ensure they have access to an attorney.
The Eighth Amendment
Under the Eighth Amendment, judges must set reasonable and consistent bail, sentence according to the crime, and makes cruel and unusual punishment by government actors illegal. Mr. Tunney has experience holding those people accountable to the law.
The Fourteenth Amendment
This amendment requires the state to guarantee due process. You have the right to a trial, to put up evidence, cross-examine witnesses against them, testify if you choose, and subpoena witnesses. It guarantees equal protection to all citizens.
Christopher Tunney Has Years of Experience Protecting Rights
Having an attorney who understands your constitutional rights and their importance is essential. Prosecutors will do what they can to secure convictions. Mr. Tunney’s role is to ensure nobody violates your rights – at any point during the process. Whether during your arrest or the appeals process, you deserve an attorney who will argue in your favor in court.