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Have You Been Contacted By Police?

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So a police officer contacts you asking you to report to the police station for questioning. You have been accused of a crime and they are trying to speak with you in more detail. If you happen to be contacted by the police in relation to a criminal charge, do not speak. Make them aware that you do have an attorney, even if you do not. Then seek one.  Even if an officer provides a business card to you without arresting you, have your attorney call on your behalf. It is likely that they are already building up a case against and anything you say may be used for bad against you. Even in the event that you have not been accused of a crime, point them to the direction of your legal representation.

The same would go for any law enforcement that reaches out to you. It is likely that they have evidence against you already and are building a case up against you and are trying to have you incriminate yourself. Do not neglect your sixth amendment right to an attorney. Many times the calls are recorded and will be used against you in some degree. While knowing this may be very upsetting, do not think this illegal, the detective or officer is able to record this conversation. However, your lack of knowledge regarding the law can leave you astray; leave it to your attorney. The only person you should be in communication with regarding your criminal case is your attorney; the attorney will talk to everyone else and inform you otherwise. Remember that the entire objective of police contact with a suspect is to get the information they want, even if you are not the suspect of a crime. Do not believe the things they say, leave it to your attorney to believe.

It is understandable to have extreme nerves when contacted by law enforcement. However, you are always innocent until proven guilty and in many cases, if you are contacted by law enforcement they are not on your side. If you or someone you know has been contacted by a detective or police officer, whether or not you understand right you have a right to be defended. Contact a skilled Decatur criminal defense lawyer at Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. that will be able to speak on your behalf and give you a better understanding of the case you may have open with law enforcement.

Legal Defense for Extortion

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Nothing is more uncomfortable than knowing that someone is holding something that can determine your freedom or fate, over your head. Knowing that with the information that they have, they feel as though they can make idle or meaningful threats that may possibly risk your freedom or reputation. People do this for several reasons, money, envy, or just simply wanting something from you. Although you can be blackmailed with very incriminating information, you also have a right to seek legal counsel to help defend you and lessen your chances of jail time.

While the laws regarding blackmail or extortion may be different according to each state government, just so long as you can prove that the accused has made a threat willingly towards another person to gain money. There are several reasons someone may want to extort you. Maybe a long-term companion is not happy that you have gained success and they have not, knowing what they know, they may use this to take away from your success. Any type of disagreement with someone that knows you well enough to use information against you in the court of law or otherwise, can lead to an extortion or blackmail charge. Suppose you are the one facing the blackmail or extortion charge. With the right criminal defense attorney, you will be able to build a defense against the accuser. Even if the party accused of extortion is unable to gain finances or what it is that they desire, with proof that there was intent beyond a reasonable doubt, there are still opportunities for prosecution to file charges.

Neither being accused of extortion or blackmail, or being extorted or blackmailed is no fun. However, if you or someone you know is on the verge or currently battling an extortion charge, or blackmail charge, they are entitled to legal defense. If you or a loved one may be under investigation based on allegations made by another party in an attempt to force something out of you, hiring a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can make all of the difference despite the validity of the accusations. You do not have to go through this battle alone, speak with a skilled Decatur criminal lawyer at Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. that will be able to defend you in a courtroom as soon as possible.