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Caldwell County Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense Attorney in Caldwell County 

Trustworthy, Compassionate Legal Counsel 

At The Law Offices of David C. Hardaway, we strive to demystify the legal process, making it more accessible to our clients. Although we deal with complex legal concepts, we communicate these in a way that is easy to understand, ensuring that our clients are well-informed at every stage.

We handle a variety of criminal cases, including but not limited to: 

  • Violent crimes. 
  • DWI charges. 
  • Drug-related offenses. 
  • Theft crimes 
  • Property crimes 
  • Federal crimes 
  • Domestic violence
  • Assault 
  • Expunctions

Contact our Caldwell County defense lawyer online or via phone (512) 846-9966 today. We offer free initial consultations. 

When Do I Have to Answer a Police Officer’s Questions? 

Miranda Rights are a set of rights that a police officer is required to inform an individual of upon their arrest. These rights include:

  • The right to remain silent.
  • Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
  • You have the right to an attorney.
  • If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be provided for you.

Miranda Rights apply when a person is in "custodial interrogation." This means that they are under arrest or in a situation where they feel their freedom of action is curtailed to a degree associated with formal arrest, and they are being questioned by the police. 

You can refuse to answer police questions as you have the right to remain silent and the right to avoid self-incrimination. While you have the right to remain silent, there are certain basic questions that you should answer, such as providing your name and address to the police officer. This is often seen as part of the "stop and identify" statutes in many states.

When communicating your intentions to the police, be polite but firm. Make it clear that you understand your rights and are choosing to exercise them. Also make it clear that you want your attorney, as they can advise you on what questions you should answer or not following an arrest.

Reasons to Work with Our Caldwell County Attorneys

David C. Hardaway, the lead attorney at our firm, has an extensive background in law and a deep understanding of the intricacies of criminal defense. He holds a Juris Doctor degree from a prestigious law school and has successfully handled a wide array of criminal cases throughout his career. David's commitment to justice, combined with his relentless pursuit of the best possible outcomes for his clients, sets him apart in this challenging field.

Our firm's unique approach stems from a belief in the power of personalized attention and thorough preparation. We take the time to understand the specific circumstances of each client and tailor our strategies accordingly. This meticulous approach allows us to provide a comprehensive defense that considers all aspects of the case, including the potential effects on the client's personal and professional life.

Testimonials from past clients serve as a testament to our commitment to excellence. Our clients appreciate our dedication, transparency, and the unwavering support we provide throughout the legal process. While we cannot promise specific results, we pledge to work tirelessly towards the most favorable outcome.

Schedule a Consultation Today

When you're faced with a criminal charge, the stakes are high. But with David C. Hardaway and his team by your side, you have a team committed to fighting for your rights, guiding you through the intricacies of the legal system, and working diligently to protect your future.

Call (512) 846-9966 to get started on your case today. 

Hear From Past Clients

Reviews & Testimonials
    “David and his team do outstanding work”
    “He was able to achieve the outcome I was hoping for and I couldn't be happier with my overall experience with his office. I highly recommend Mr. Hardaway and his team to anyone seeking excellent legal counsel.”
    - Robert R.
    “Mr. Hardaway went above and beyond all expectations that I and my husband had”
    “He made us feel at ease with everything that was happening and let us know that whatever we decided to do he would be there to help us.”
    - Yoli R.
    “He was there for any questions I may of had and always spoke to me straight.”
    “Fingers crossed I never need representation again but I highly recommend Mr. Hardaway for anyone who does!”
    - Chad Y.
    “I truly don’t have the words of how thankful I am for David and his team”
    “I’m genuinely grateful for having them represent me and for everything they’ve done for me. They are truly great as lawyers and as people.”
    - Karen S.
    “If you are in need of a lawyer, David is your guy”
    “David will be a call away for any questions or concerns you may have and he will undoubtedly assure your safety.”
    - Josh M.
    “I was always able to get ahold of David when needed”
    “Him and his staff/team were also very polite and sensitive to the subject pertaining to my situation.”
    - Robb M.
    “I can’t put into words how hard working, and responsive David and his team are”
    “I had a pretty complex case but he got me off, he can really make a difference for the better and make the rest of your life easier.”
    - Edward G.

Our Settlements & Verdicts

Recent Case Victories

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Not Guilty Assault - Bodily Injury, Family Violence
  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxiced, 2nd Charge: .19 blood alcohol level
  • Not Guilty Assault - Bodily Injury, Family Violence
  • Not Guilty Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon (3 counts)
  • Not Guilty Driving While Intoxicated

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