What If I Am Under Investigation For A Crime?
If you learn that you are under investigation for a crime, the decisions you make in the next 24 hours can make the difference in whether or not police arrest you. Now is a time when you need the advice of an experienced criminal defense lawyer.
At the law firm of Aaron & Aaron in Clemson, South Carolina, our attorneys are here to protect and advise you if you have been contacted by law enforcement. Call 864-271-5545 any time of the day or night to discuss your rights if you are accused of a crime.
Should I Talk With Police?
When confronted by an accusation, the temptation to explain your side of the story can be hard to resist. However, there are a number of reasons why you should politely decline to say anything to police. Here are just a few:
The police may say that they have evidence that they do not.
The police officer may lie about what another person said.
The police officer may not take down your statement accurately.
You may make a statement that gives police probable cause to arrest you.
You may make a statement that rules out certain defenses.
How Can I Avoid Being Arrested?
If the police have decided to arrest you, nothing you say will change their minds. They may simply be waiting until they obtain certain corroborating information, which you may supply if you talk.
If you refuse to say anything, police may not have enough information to charge you with a crime. The sooner you put your case in the hands of an experienced defense lawyer, the better your chances of a favorable outcome. We may be able to persuade police not to charge you with a crime or to charge you with a less serious crime.
For Legal Advice If You Are Under Investigation For A Crime
To schedule a free phone consultation with our attorneys, call 864-271-5545 or complete our contact form today.