When Should I Talk To A Lawyer?
Remaining Silent Will Help You
You have a right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself – and the police are hoping for anything you say to be used against you. Sometimes it is appropriate to give a statement but many times clients get themselves further into trouble when interviewed by experienced and trained law enforcement officers. Even the most well-intentioned statement can be taken out of context and the chances of you talking your way out of an arrest by yourself is unlikely. It is essential not to discuss your case with friends or family, or even with the police, before consulting with an attorney.
Am I Going To Jail?
Depending on the charges involved, there is a chance you may be arrested and held in jail. If this happens, you should obey any police commands, but do not discuss anything else. Just ask to speak with your attorney until it is granted. Once you and your attorney can talk together, they can provide you with a more precise outlook about bail and potential jail time, and fight to keep your freedom.
Know How To Contact Your Lawyer
Have a lawyer’s number in your cellphone at all times. It can also be helpful to memorize the number for a time of need. If arrested, unlike what you may have seen on TV, most police stations will not help you locate the number of your attorney. In an emergency, it can be helpful to call someone you know and ask them to reach out to your lawyer right away.
904-217-6209 | Call Canan Law For Criminal Defense
If you are suspected of a crime or are arrested, you need an attorney to defend you. Contact our St. Augustine, Florida, office day or night for a free consultation by calling 904-217-6209. If it is not an emergency situation, you can also use the online form to request an appointment.