Mistakes To Avoid When Arrested
Fort Pierce Criminal Defense Attorney Walks Clients Through The Process
If you have been arrested, then it is important for you to be aware of the most common mistakes that people make. These mistakes should be avoided so that you don’t say or do something that can be detrimental to your case. As the experienced Fort Pierce criminal defense attorney of T. Charles Shafer, Attorney at Law PLLC. I am dedicated to ensuring that each of my clients receives a fair trial and that their rights are not infringed upon at any point during arrest, investigation, or trial. The following are two of the most common mistakes that people make, and you need to be sure that you do not make them if you ever are or have been arrested:
Talking About Your Case
The biggest mistake that people make is to talk about their case with friends, family, cellmates, law enforcement, and others. Law enforcement is allowed to lie to you in order to obtain a confession or in order to gain evidence to support a conviction. Your family members can be subpoenaed and forced to testify as to what you told them. Cellmates are always looking for information that they can use in order to trade it to the prosecutor for their own freedom. If you are arrested, remain silent and do not give any information to anyone until you can consult your attorney.
Failing to Retain Legal Assistance Immediately
One common mistake that criminally charged individuals make is to refrain from or delay obtaining legal representation. You need an attorney on your side who can advise you of what to say- and what not to say – when dealing with the prosecution and law enforcement. The most crucial aspect to retaining representation is that the sooner you have legal assistance, the more time you have to build a strong defense of your case and to uncover flaws in the prosecution’s case.
Serving Fort Pierce Residents
Your situation is important to me, and I can work relentlessly to uncover various issues with the evidence submitted in order to challenge the prosecution’s case. I genuinely care about my clients, and you can be sure that I will work with you to pursue the results that you need for your future.Contact my office today to discuss your situation and to begin the process of retaining the representation that you need on your side.
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