First and foremost, avoid police contact. The police need an identifiable reason to contact you and the best way to avoid contact is not to give them one. However, if you are reading this it may already be too late but these tips are helpful even after you have been contacted, arrested, or charged.
Since each case is unique, the following are general guidelines and should not be construed to constitute legal advice for your particular issue.
- DO NOT OFFER ANY STATEMENTS TO THE POLICE
This may seem counterintuitive. After all, if you didn’t do it why not just tell the police that? But your silence cannot be held against you while any statements you make certainly can. In fact, if the police discover you are lying, additional charges are possible. When a person is read their rights it is because the police intend to interrogate them. In other words, they intend to try to get that person to incriminate themselves. Please note however that you may be required to give the police certain “identifying information” such as name, address, etc.
- DO NOT GET VERBALLY ABUSIVE WITH THE POLICE
Making references toward various pork products while speaking to the police is not a good idea. It goes without saying that physically attacking a police officer is an even worse idea. There is a time and place to fight the police and it is not on a street corner.
- CONTACT THE LAW OFFICE OF DANIEL H. KYSER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
Some charges require action within just a few days of arrest or certain rights may be lost forever. Ensure that your rights are respected and contact the Law Office of Daniel H. Kyser for aggressive, personalized, effective legal representation.