Being accused of a crime and charged with a crime are stressful situations for virtually anyone. The stakes are high: your freedom, above all else. Anything you say and do when you are under investigation or under questioning is bound to have an impact on the outcome of your case.
Many people under suspicion or accusation have a natural impulse to want to explain their way out of the situation. It is understandable if you want to tell the police, your spouse, or your boss “what really happened” if an arrest seems imminent or has already taken place. However, doing this could be disastrous.
If you are confronted by the police for any reason, here are the steps you should take to protect your rights:
Speaking with an attorney is something you absolutely must do to protect your rights. In fact, we encourage you to save our number in your cell phone right now.
We cannot emphasize enough the importance of talking to a lawyer sooner rather than later if you are facing criminal charges. This is also true if you are the subject of an investigation, but have not yet been charged. Talking to the police on your own is risky at best. A skilled criminal defense attorney from Delgado & Romanik can help ensure that your rights are protected to the greatest extent.
Please resist the temptation to talk about your case, alibi, criminal charges, or any related matter with anyone but your attorney.
Lawyers at Delgado & Romanik have achieved many positive results for our clients, such as:
In most cases, if you value your freedom, facing police interrogation without a skilled criminal defense lawyer is the wrong thing to do. Call a criminal defense attorney before speaking with police.
To quote a letter that our law firm often sends out to interested parties when we are representing a client:
Our firm represents Mr. X.
He is represented by counsel and asserting his constitutional rights, including but not limited to the right to remain silent and choose not to speak with law enforcement. Accordingly, you may not speak (or attempt to speak) with him regarding any matter. No consent is given, nor will consent be given, to conduct any searches. Any consent or waiver which may have been given is expressly withdrawn. All requests for information or cooperation should be directed to me, including any subpoenas.
In the event you arrest or detain Mr. X, he requests I be notified immediately. Mr. X expressly exercises his right to remain silent. By signing this letter, Mr. X affirms all assertions in this letter.
You may believe you cannot afford to hire a private criminal defense attorney, but you can rest assured that Delgado & Romanik is prepared to work with you to make a strong defense within your reach. We offer free initial consultations and a variety of payment options, including credit cards, payment plans, and assignments.
Schedule a free consultation with us today by calling 386.222.6677 or by sending us an email.