Finding out that you are being detained or under arrest is the first event in what can seem like a never ending series of events. If you are detained or arrested, you should know that you have very specific rights that you can invoke. You have probably heard about these rights on television and in the movies when the police officer reads a person his or her Miranda rights.
The Miranda rights include the right to not speak to police, which is known as the right to remain silent. These rights also include the right to have an attorney with you before you answer any questions.
We know that you might think that you can help your case by cooperating with police officers. That might be the case; however, it might not be the case. That is the reason why it is important to invoke these rights immediately. If you invoke your right to remain silent and your right to have an attorney with you, it will be possible for you to find out if speaking to the police will help your case or harm your case.
Remember that when you are dealing with the police, you have to be careful about what you say. The United States Constitution gives you the right to not incriminate yourself in a criminal matter. Invoking your right to remain silent and to speak to an attorney is a way that you can ensure that you don't do this.
Our lawyers fully understand that stress and anxiety are common when dealing with the police. No matter what stage you are at in your journey through the criminal justice system, we can evaluate your case and help you understand what options you have.