Once you have been identified or “singled out” by the police as a suspect, if you have been arrested or if they just want to “talk” to you, you need competent and experienced legal assistance. There is little you can do or say that will help you in this position, and often people try to “explain” themselves or there situations and only end up making matter far worse. You can almost never “fight the law and win” without an experienced aggressive criminal attorney at your side every step of the way.
The police are trained interrogators, and they are allowed to use a variety of psychological techniques and “head games”, including outright deception, to try to get a suspect to confess. You are no match for them in their environment. If you think you are on equal footing, can talk your way out of a situation, or take care of this yourself, you are sadly mistaken. Many times all the police have is a suspicion, which they cannot prove, until they can coerce or trick you into confessing to a crime, which seals your fate and makes their case.
The disposition that a client may receive, if convicted, depends on a variety of factors including whether they elected to speak with police before consulting an attorney, a prior criminal record (or lack thereof), the severity of the crime, victim impact as to the consequences of the crime (a factor that Judges now weigh heavily in handing out sentences), ability to pay restitution for damages caused by a crime, pretrial counseling, and a host of other factors.
Now in my twenty seventh year of practice, I have developed a solid reputation with the prosecutors and police officers with whom I routinely deal in my criminal practice. I believe that they would tell you that I am hard working, thorough, prepared and dedicated, while maintaining a professional attitude and not allowing tensions or ego to interfere with my personal or professional obligations.
Let me put my experience and dedication to work for you. Do not make the mistake of trying to save money or “handle it yourself.” The consequences are simply too great and such poor decisions can affect you and your family for many many years.
Call our offices or drop us a note so that we can discuss helping you through difficult and uncertain times.
Breaking rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won;
I needed money cause I had none:
I fought the law and the law won
Bobby Fuller Four 1965; The Clash 1979