Accused Of A Crime?

If you have been charged with a felony or misdemeanor, you may be unsure of your rights and where to turn. A criminal defense attorney since 2003, I have seen plenty of people who have made mistakes when facing questioning. Don't make the same. Here's what to do if you are accused of a crime:

Know Your Rights

Don't answer questions from a police officer without an attorney present. If you are charged with a crime, contact an attorney who focuses on criminal defense right away. Some people think they can talk their way out of charges. That doesn't work. And it's not smart.

Write Down Details

Facing questioning for a crime is traumatic. Many people think they will remember everything the police officer said and did, even if it was a brief interaction. But often, that is not the case. That's why I advise clients to write down everything about their interactions with police, such as what they say and do, while it is fresh in their memory. It is possible there are details that can help in your defense.

Don't Talk About Your Case

It can hurt your case if you talk about it with family or friends, especially by phone from jail. Prosecutors can use what you said in those recorded conversations as evidence in your case. Also, fellow inmates probably will ask what you are charged with and if you committed the crime. This is where many people get into hot water. A joke or side comment made in relation to the charges you face can be taken the wrong way and have a severe impact on your ability to be found not guilty.

Contact Me Now Before You Make A Big Mistake

Contact my office in Diamond Bar, California, at 909-859-0465 or send me an email. I offer free consultations and payment plans. If you leave a message, you can expect a call back right away.