When you are charged with a crime there is a chance that you might spend some time in jail as a suspect. There are lots of concerns when you are in that position, you can not contact to your loved ones, you do not know how to, also not having anyone speaks English to communicate you and explain the situation in detail. There is also a chance that you might receive new charges while you are in jail. Which is another serious concern.


How do I get charged when I’m in jail?


There are mainly two ways of receiving new charges while you are in jail, first is when you commit a crime in jail such as assault, possession of drugs, homicide, threat…


The other one is when law enforcement continues investigating the crime that put you in jail in the first place and find evidence of a new crime or expand the case. This time it is a new charge but it’s still for something you are accused of before going to jail.


In both cases it is important for you to seek help from a professional and contact your lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, you must ask your loved ones to contact one for you. When your loved ones contact an English-speaking criminal defense lawyer for you, the lawyer can come and visit you in jail and inform you about the case and the new charges you are facing.


This is intended for general informational purposes only and not intended as a substitute for the advice and counsel of a criminal defense attorney.  If you want to contact an English-speaking lawyer in Istanbul for more information you can click here.