Decatur Criminal Law Lawyer
When a police officer contacts you and mentions that you should come down to the police station in regard to any criminal charges or anything at all, it is expected of you to be startled; this could mean so many things. When you receive these calls, sometimes it means they already have what they need to arrest you and are giving you an opportunity to come clean. However, in many cases, they have nothing and hope to scare you into releasing information. In the event that you are contacted by the police, inform them that you have an attorney no matter what. At this time, it is best to hire an attorney to prepare you for what may come. That is the only information you should give without an attorney present, nothing else. No matter how the officers reach or contact you or what for, have them speak to your attorney after that initial conversation. They are already likely building a case against you and it is better to be safe than sorry.
In most cases, these phone calls are being recorded and can sometimes have information that leads you to incriminate yourself. You have a right to an attorney. Remember that these detectives, and police officers enforce the law, and if they feel the law is broken they are seeking an individual that can be held responsible. These individuals take advantage of the fact that you may not understand the law, and may try to abuse that fact, so allow your attorney to speak for you. In the event that you are not a suspect of a crime, understand that they are only trying to solve a crime, be it against you or someone else. Allow your attorney to dissect any facts or lies brought forth, they will treat your attorney with more respect due to their knowledge of the law.
Law enforcement, detectives, and even your attorney expect you to be nervous when you are in communication with the police. Even if you are not guilty, understand that you are innocent until it is proven otherwise. In the event that you or a loved one has been contacted by the police, be sure to refer them to your Decatur criminal law lawyer if you have one. If you do not hire an attorney, let them know that your attorney will contact them and seek legal counsel. Many criminal defense attorneys offer free consultations and will either let you know that something is legit and you need counsel, or if you may be fine without counsel at all.
Contact Andrew R. Lynch, P.C. for their insight into criminal defense cases and when the police come to you.