Frequently Asked Questions

Answers from Our Redwood City Criminal Defense Lawyer

If you have found yourself in any type of legal trouble, it is important to weigh your options and educate yourself before you take any action. However, having legal representation on your side is always advisable. The Redwood City criminal defense lawyer and team at The Law Offices of Robert G. Cummings are prepared to represent you.

If you would like a free consultation with a skilled lawyer, call our firm now at (650) 620-7290.

  • What is the difference between a felony and misdemeanor?

    Criminal offenses typically fall into two different classes: felony and misdemeanor. Misdemeanors are offenses which are punished with terms of imprisonment of one year or less, or with other forms of punishments. Felonies are offenses which can be punished by greater terms of imprisonment.
  • If I am facing drug crime charges, what type of trouble could I be in?

    The exact penalties or consequences you face for a drug offense depend on the nature of the alleged crime. A few factors will be taken into account are the type of drug which was involved, the quantity of drug, as well as the type of offense.
  • How long do criminal cases take?

    The exact timeframe involved in a criminal case relies on a few different factors. This includes the strength of the evidence against you, the type and quantity of charges you are facing, the attorney you hire and the strength of the defense built on your behalf, as well as any offers from the prosecution.
  • Do I have to answer questions or talk to the police?

    Absolutely not. You have the right to remain silent, which means you are not obligated to talk to any member of law enforcement, answer questions, or tell your side of the story. It is always better to exercise your right to remain silent and wait until you have an attorney present to advise you.
  • Do I need to hire an attorney?

    You are not obligated to hire a lawyer to represent you, however it is always a smart decision. Your future and freedom are on the line after you have been arrested and you cannot afford to take any risks.

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