The arrest of an individual charged with the commission of a crime can be a frightening experience and requires a strong defense from Musa-Obregon Law PC.  A criminal conviction can have harsh penalties that may include jail time, large fines, probation, community service, restitution, and court-mandated education and counseling.  The courts may impose additional punishment depending on the circumstances of the incident and the severity of the crime.  When an individual has a lot at stake including employment status and the desire to pursue a certain career path, or the award of child custody following a divorce, or other aspects of life threatened by a criminal conviction he or she should seek immediate legal assistance from a skilled defense attorney.  It is important to have effective representation during each step of the legal process and a reliable criminal defense attorney can ensure the protection of certain rights and freedoms inside and outside the courtroom.