When you are charged with a crime, the criminal justice system tends to view you in a negative light, regardless of innocence or guilt. Our criminal defense firm, however, bases its mission on the bedrock legal principle that each accused person is innocent until proven guilty. With this fundamental ideal serving as our guiding principle, our attorneys work tirelessly to defend and protect the rights of clients charged with with all classes of criminal matters from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies. There is no case that is too big nor too small.
- Violent Crimes
- Drug Crimes
Your legal rights are impacted long before you are read your rights. From the moment you come into contact with the police, you have rights. The law allows the police to ask preliminary questions (identifying information). You should absolutely limit what you say to the police. Themore you talk, the more opportunities they have to use your words against you.
- Do not talk to police or try to convince them of your innocence. Once you’ve been read your rights “Anything you say, can and will be used against you”. It is perfectly legal for police to lie to you in order for you make admissions. Resist the temptation of stating your case to police. After you have been read your rights the only statement you should ever make is “I need to speak with my attorney.”
- Do not give consent for police officers to search anywhere, if they are asking you for permission then most likely they know that they don’t have probable cause to conduct the search.
- Do not flee or resist arrest. This can just lead to additional charges being levied upon you.
- Do not sign anything voluntarily.
- If arrested outside your home do not accept offers to go back inside and get clothes or any other items. Police will use that as a way to “take a look around” your home.