CRIMINAL GUIDE: BEING ACCUSED
In Criminal Justice The Right Lawyer Counts
Being accused of a crime is a serious matter. One's freedom and liberty
are at risk. Always try to obey the law and to respect police officers,
but if you are accused of a crime, the following suggestions may help
protect your legal rights. Please call us at
757-209-2265, e-mail us at
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contact forms. Please also read our criminal law
Frequently Asked Questions.
Being accused of a crime is a distressing experience. Remain calm and keep
a clear head. Do not be hostile or combative. Control your negative thoughts
and feelings. Remember your ultimate goal is to protect your freedom,
liberty, and good name. Before you say or do anything, contact
Larry King Law.
DO NOT MAKE ANY STATEMENTS, VERBAL OR WRITTEN
When talking to the police, give your name and address, but do not make
any other statement. Politely advise the officer that you
must talk to your lawyer before you say anything. Tell them that you will make
no statements without the presence of your attorney. Do not waiver in
your decision. You have an absolute right to remain silent. Do not say
anything to anyone except your attorney. One wrong word can result in
your conviction. One misplaced confidence can result in your incarceration. Do not talk to reporters or news agencies. Talk only to your lawyer.
DO NOT CONSENT TO BE SEARCHED
Always be polite and cordial with the police, but do not consent to their
search of anything. This includes your person, home, vehicle, or other
property. Do not say anything about the use, ownership, or knowledge of
a place or item. If served with a search warrant, let the police do their
duty, provide your name and address but
do not say
anything else. You may peacefully raise legal issues in court.
TIMELY COURT APPEARANCE
You must be in court for all scheduled court appearances. Only the court
can grant continuances. If you do not appear in court, you could be rearrested.
If you are on bond, be sure to comply with all the terms of your release.
STAY OUT OF TROUBLE
It is very important that you stay out of trouble. Do not consume alcohol
or use drugs. Stay out of compromising situations. Avoid people and places
that could get you into further trouble.
CONVE A POSITVE IMPRESSION
After an arrest and in court, you will be the focus of attention. Convey
a positive impression. Dress conservatively. Always be serious, polite
and cordial. Avoid laughing, casual, hostile or any negative behavior.
IMMEDIATELY CALL LARRY KING Law.
Help protect your rights, liberty, freedom, and good name with sound legal
advice from a qualified attorney. Please feel free to call
757-209-2265, e-mail us at
email@example.com, or use our
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