Decatur Criminal Defense Lawyer
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.