The criminal defense attorneys at Betras, Kopp and Markota have successfully represented area residents charged with crimes ranging from reckless operation to racketeering, to burglary, assault, and murder.
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Being charged with a criminal offense by local, state, or federal authorities can lead to life-changing consequences for both the accused and their families. Aside from the possibility of being imprisoned for months or years, being convicted of a crime could cost you your current job, your standard of living, your reputation, even your marriage and relationships with other family members and friends. And that holds true even if you are charged with and convicted of seemingly “minor” misdemeanors.
The criminal defense attorneys at Betras, Kopp and Markota have successfully represented area residents charged with crimes ranging from reckless operation to racketeering, to burglary, assault, and murder. We have fought for and secured justice for defendants charged at every level of the system. When we walk into court prosecutors know they will be facing extremely well prepared, exceptionally knowledgeable legal professionals who have the ability, will, and the resources needed to win justice and freedom for our clients.
Because law enforcement authorities and prosecutors work for the government which means they have nearly unlimited money and manpower they can use to build a strong case against you—no matter how long it takes or how much it costs.
The Betras, Kopp, and Markota criminal defense team, which includes investigators who once worked in law enforcement and highly experienced attorneys, helps level the playing field. Our fundamental knowledge of the way in which police and prosecutors build a criminal case enables us to recognize investigatory errors, identify other suspects the police may have missed or ignored, and spot procedural mistakes or constitutional violations that can lead to dismissals and acquittals.
In addition to working with our investigators, the attorneys at Betras, Kopp, and Markota strive to make every defendant an essential member of the criminal defense team. This combination of outstanding investigators, expert attorneys, and actively involved clients is the formula for success that has enabled us to win case after case, year after year in local, state, and federal court.
If you are under investigation, are about to be charged, or have already been arrested, don’t delay, contact the criminal defense team that has the proven ability to protect your freedom and your rights: Betras, Kopp, and Markota.
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What Should I Do If I Am About To Be Or Have Already Been Arrested?
Stay calm. Say nothing to the arresting officers with the exception of identifying yourself. Then immediately ask to be allowed to contact your attorney.
When Are The Police Required To ‘Read Me My Rights?’
In television and movies police “read a suspect their rights” as soon as they are arrested. This list of rights is known as a defendant’s “Miranda rights” and are named after the U.S. Supreme Court decision mandating that they be read to suspects when police plan to conduct a custodial interrogation. This means that the suspect is in police custody—they have been arrested and are not allowed to leave and are being questioned by law enforcement personnel.
Miranda rights include:
It is important to note that you have the right to remain silent at all times—even if you are not the subject of a custodial interrogation. If you are arrested, or even if police simply suspect you of a crime, say nothing until you have had the opportunity to talk to a criminal defense attorney like the members of the legal team at Betras, Kopp, and Markota.
If I Retain Betras, Kopp, And Markota As My Criminal Defense Attorneys Will I Be Able To Contact My Lawyer Whenever I Need Him Or Her?
Yes. All our criminal defense clients get cell phone numbers for their defense attorney — ensuring 24-hour access for the duration of your case.
Do All Criminal Cases Result In A Trial?
No. At Betras, Kopp, and Markota we strive to have charges dropped before trial. In some cases we may recommend that a defendant accept a favorable plea agreement. But if it does become necessary to try your case in court you will be vigorously represented by your criminal defense attorney.
What Is ‘Bond’ And How Does It Work?
Courts always require some form of “bond” to ensure that defendants appear at court proceedings. Many defendants are not even aware that they are on bond because in most instances they are not required to make any formal payment or sign documents. That being said there are generally three types of bonds in Ohio:
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