Frequently Asked Questions
What type of cases does the Khonsari Law Group represent?
The legal professionals at the Khonsari Law Group handle a variety of cases, including criminal cases, personal injury cases, and business litigation cases.
I was arrested, what should I do now?
If you have been arrested, we recommend asking for an attorney immediately, and in most situations, that you do not speak to any law enforcement officers without having spoken to an experienced attorney first.
Following an arrest, it is crucial that you focus on protecting your rights. Remember that you have the right to remain silent and avoid making self-incriminating statements. A prosecutor is not obligated to tell you how any of your statements are interpreted, so we recommend that you speak with an attorney before making any statements. The attorneys at the Khonsari Law Group will give you qualified advice that you can trust regarding potential statements you might make.
In some cases, law enforcement may have the right to conduct a limited police search of you and your personal property. This search can be conducted without a warrant because it is used to ensure the safety of the police officer(s), as well as whether or not you are in possession of any contraband. We recommend avoiding physically resisting a reasonable search. If you believe the search is unreasonable, verbally object rather than using physical force.
Do I have to speak to the police?
If questioned by the police, you have the right to remain silent. You also have the right to refuse to consent to a search of yourself and your personal belongings. You have the right to calmly leave if you are not under arrest and you have the right to a lawyer is you are under arrest.
I am being investigated for a crime. What should I look for in hiring an attorney?
If you are being investigated for a crime, it is undoubtedly a difficult time in your life. In a potentially life-altering situation like this, hiring the right attorney is crucial to the outcome of your case. When hiring an attorney, there are many factors to consider. You may find it valuable to interview multiple attorneys before you make a selection.
It is important to make sure that the attorney has the appropriate experience and has dealt with cases similar to yours. A lawyer who has prior experience handling cases similar to yours will likely be more efficient and knowledgeable than others. Asking the attorney to provide a list of references is a great tool.
If I am pulled over for a DUI, do I have to take a Breathalyzer test?
You have the right to refuse a Breathalyzer test at a DUI checkpoint or if you are stopped by a law enforcement officer for a traffic violation. Although you can refuse to take a Breathalyzer test, you can still be arrested if law enforcement officers feel they have probable cause that you are impaired and not fit to be operating a motor vehicle.
Do I need an attorney if I plan on pleading guilty?
In any case, we recommend you hire an experienced attorney. An experienced attorney will guide you through the legal process and give you trustworthy advice. Even if you are planning on pleading guilty, an attorney may you get the best possible outcome.
I have been in an accident… do I need an attorney?
In any case, we recommend you hire an experienced attorney. If you have been involved in an accident, you may be able to garner compensation for any medical bills or missed wages. When you let an experienced attorney handle your case, you can focus on recovering from the accident.
If I was in an accident, how long do I have to seek compensation for my injuries?
Typically, individuals have three years from the date of the accident or incident to file a claim. In most cases, if your claim has not been settled by the third anniversary of the accident or incident, then you will no longer be able to make a claim. While there are certain exceptions to this rule, they are hard to meet, which is why we recommend hiring an attorney right away.
Do I have a legal claim?
Whether or not you have a legal claim depends on the specific details of your unique case. Ultimately, your should hire an experienced attorney to guide you through the legal process and help you determine if you have a legal claim.
Should I accept a settlement from an insurance company?
Accepting a settlement from an insurance company may seem like the easiest option, but you could be losing out of potential compensation that you deserve. Before accepting a settlement from an insurance company, talk with an experienced attorney. An experienced attorney will help you understand your damages and whether or not the settlement is large enough to compensate you for the physical, financial, and emotional damages that you have sustained.
How long will my lawsuit take?
The length of time your lawsuit will last depends on various factors, including the type of lawsuit, surrounding circumstances, and the court where the proceedings are being held. While it is impossible to know exactly how long your lawsuit will take, the average lawsuit takes anywhere between one and five years. At the Khonsari Law Group, we provide free consultation where we will discuss with you the estimated time of duration.
If you have any questions that we did not cover here, contact us today at (727) 269-5300 or schedule a free consultation for more inquiries.