What do I do if I am arrested or believe I will be arrested? The most important thing is to not make a statement to the police, as they will certainly use it against you.
What do I do if I am charged with a crime?
When you are charged with a crime or the threat of being charged with a crime, it is an extremely scary experience. The entire weight of the government and its endless resources are aimed at you, a lone individual. You may wonder, “How will I be able to fight the state?” “Will I find someone who can defend me?” “What do I do?” The most important thing is to not try to fight your case alone.
Should I talk to the police?
The police are trained in interrogation tactics and the worst possible thing to do is to make a statement to the police because no matter what you say, it will be used against you in court. The best thing to do is to hire a Criminal Defense attorney who will diligently, aggressively and strategically represent you and should advise you not to make any statement to the police or anyone who the police may interview. Although it sounds like a small decision, the difference between providing a statement and invoking your right to remain silent can have enormous consequences. Our Criminal Defense Attorney has represented individuals charged with the most serious offenses to traffic tickets.
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