Initial Appearance & Detention Hearings
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Chattanooga, TN
One of the first steps in a federal criminal court case is attending your
initial appearance and detention hearing. The first question any federal
judge is going to ask of you is: Who is your lawyer? Federal cases move
incredibly fast and many judges will give you only a week or two to retain
a criminal defense attorney of your choice.
Remember, you are constitutionally entitled to hire any lawyer of your
choosing, but you must act quickly to do so before your initial appearance.
Don't show up at this important hearing without a lawyer.
By retaining a
Chattanooga criminal defense attorney prior to your initial appearance, you will secure a much better chance
of successfully protecting your freedom in court.
After your initial appearance is completed, the other hearing that must
be conducted is called a detention hearing. This court date is critical
because - for the vast majority of defendants - it will determine whether
you will be released pending any trial or whether you will be held in
custody. A detention hearing requires your attorney to first investigate
your case, your background, your criminal history, your family and other
factors in order to understand you thoroughly and be completely prepared
to defend you in a federal court setting.
Hire a Chattanooga Criminal Defense Attorney with Courtroom Experience
While some defendants are not given any advance notice of this important
hearing, a judge will grant any defendant a few days to hire an attorney
of his or her choosing to represent them at a detention hearing. At our
firm, Attorneys Lee Davis and Bryan Hoss routinely represent clients at
this critical hearing. Many times, we are able to introduce proof before
the judge to let our clients out of custody.
At Davis & Hoss, PC, we go the extra mile on behalf of our clients
in every case. We offer initial free
case evaluations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by speaking with an
experienced criminal defense lawyer with the knowledge and legal ability
to protect you in federal court.
Contact Lee Davis or Bryan Hoss today if you face a detention hearing and need representation.