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What to Do after an Arrest

Your Questions Answered by Our Chico Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, you probably have a lot of questions. Whether you have faced the criminal justice system before or not, this is undoubtedly a stressful and emotional situation. Robert L. Marshall, Attorney At Law is here to help. We have provided answers to some commonly asked questions for your convenience.

Don’t see your question listed here? Don’t hesitate to contact us at (530) 405-2944 to ask it.

  • Should I remain silent?

    You have the right to remain silent, so use it. Even if police officers say they "just want to hear your side of the story," your words can be used against you. Remember this phrase: "Officer, I am exercising my right to remain silent and will not answer any questions without my lawyer."

  • I’ve been arrested for DUI – what can I expect?

    Your license can be suspended before you even go to court. You only have 10 days from a DUI arrest to request a DMV hearing. We can help you with DMV and the court. In most DUI cases, we can appear for you, so you won't have to miss work or school

  • Should I post bail?

    Call us first. Jail is a scary place, and most people want to get out as soon as possible... but posting bail can be expensive. We can help you get the best possible rate on a bail bond and may be able to get your loved one released without posting bail at all.

  • Are phone calls from jail recorded?

    All calls from the jail are recorded. Prosecutors can take innocent remarks out of context and make them sound like confessions. Do not discuss your loved one's case during jail calls. We regularly meet with clients at the jail, and our conversations are protected by the Sixth Amendment.

  • How much does it cost to hire an attorney?

    Hiring a top criminal defense attorney isn't cheap, but we always try to keep rates fair, reasonable, and competitive. The cost depends on the seriousness of the charges, the complexity of the case, the client's criminal record, and other factors. In most cases, we can set a flat fee that covers the entire case, so you'll know what to expect to the end. All fees are laid out in a written agreement specific to your case. We accept most major credit cards.

  • Why hire Bob?

    Bob Marshall has a statewide reputation as a smart, tough, and dedicated lawyer. He has received the highest rating from his peers. He is a member of the Board of Governors of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), the largest statewide organization of criminal defense attorneys and allied professionals in the country.

MY CLIENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCE

  • “Bob Marshall told me to stay calm and he would handle everything. I never even had to go to court on the case. ”

    Tony
  • “We were very pleased with the outcome and attorney service.”

    Anonymous
  • “Mr Marshall is attentive and will fight like a bulldog and I know for a fact that he is only concerned for his client and justice”

    Darrin
  • “You couldn’t find a smarter more tenacious lawyer to advocate for you.”

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  • “During the time I have retained Mr. Marshall's services he had proved himself both professional and competent.”

    Mary M.
  • “I owe my freedom to this man. He made calls to me on HIS time, and helped make sure I did everything I needed to do.”

    Anthony
  • “Without a doubt I say Robert Marshall is a dedicated and loyal attorney to the people who retain his expertise ”

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  • “His professionalism and knowledge are top notch.”

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