Answer – NEVER talk to the police without consulting with an attorney first.
Do I need a lawyer?
If the police are asking you questions but you have not yet been charged with a crime – then it is time to hire a criminal defense lawyer. Hiring a lawyer before an arrest will often times result in the CHARGES NOT BEING FILED.
We have all heard the saying – You Have the Right to Remain Silent – but you NEED to understand that after you are read your rights, anything you say can also be used against you. It is important to note that if the police question you before reading you your rights, anything you say can be used as evidence against you if you are later charged.
Before you answer any questions during an investigation be sure that you have an attorney representing you.
Why do I need a criminal defense lawyer?
Police investigate people that they have a suspicion may be guilty of a crime – they may also investigate you if they think that you may know about a crime that someone else has committed. If you are being investigated by the police you have good reason to be concerned.
Don’t be Fooled by Police Tactics
Police investigators are well trained professionals that know how to trick people into offering information by using a variety of tactics. Do not trust the police if you are being questioned about a crime. The police may be trying to build a case against you before you are even charged. Do NOT incriminating yourself – if you are charged with a crime, contact a criminal defense attorney to ensure that the police and prosecutors do not abuse your rights.
The time to call our law offices is while you are still under investigation. Don’t wait until you have been charged. Contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer that will advocate for you and stand up to police.