Frequently Asked Questions
Answers from Our San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers
When you are charged with a serious crime, it can be an extremely daunting
experience. You may feel lost, confused, and unsure of who to trust. At
Bloomquist & Compton, Attorneys at Law, we understand your concerns
and make it a priority to keep you informed of your rights at all times.
Our San Antonio criminal defense attorneys have received numerous questions
from potential clients regarding our services and their rights during
this time. We have provided some of the frequently asked questions and
answers below to help you.
Call (210) 762-4128.
Should I speak with law enforcement?
If you were arrested, it is important to know that you have rights. Many
law enforcement officers may speak with you in hopes of you incriminating
yourself. We encourage you to reach out to a lawyer before answering any
questions. This can go a long way in defending your rights and preventing
you from providing additional evidence against yourself.
Do I need an attorney if I am just under investigation?
While you don't
need an attorney, it is advisable to have legal counsel present. Even if you
are being investigated for a crime, law enforcement may be looking for
any possible way to arrest and charge you. If they ask you a question
and you answer in a way that may incriminate yourself, you can be detained.
Having a lawyer on your side can help prevent this.
I was charged with a minor crime. Does it matter?
It doesn't matter how minor a crime is. Any time you face charges,
it can leave a lasting effect on your life. Any criminal record can impact
your future career opportunities, housing, education, or even loans. It
is important to take any charge seriously.
Why does board certification matter?
Board certification means that our attorneys have been evaluated and tested
by a Board of trusted Criminal Law specialists on our legal training,
experience and knowledge. Less than 2% of Texas Attorneys are Board Certified
in Criminal Law. You do not need to take our word on it we passed the
test. It is a distinction that matters.
Can I seal my criminal record from potential employers?
Through expunction and non-disclosure orders, you can have some convictions
sealed so employers, banks, or other public agencies cannot see them.
This can help your ability to gain employment, obtain a loan, or continue
Where can I find your firm online?