Being charged with a criminal act is a frightening experience. The humiliating process of the arrest and booking is just the beginning of your ordeal and it is vital that when faced with this situation that you immediately take steps to protect your rights and ensure that you preserve your defense. You should not attempt to solve the legal problem yourself, there is a reason why our founding fathers have embedded your right to an attorney in our U.S. Constitution. The variables that are involved in a criminal case are complex and must be addressed with great care and skill. The results will impact your freedom in our society.
DISCLAIMER: THE FOLLOWING IS GENERALLY TRUE IN MOST SITUATIONS, YOUR SITUATION MAY BE DIFFERENT, IT IS BEST THAT YOU TALK TO YOUR LAWYER FIRST AND THEN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION REGARDING YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION.
IF YOU ARE BEING QUESTIONED BY THE POLICE, IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU DO NOT MAKE ANY STATEMENTS TO THE POLICE, INVOKE YOUR RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT IMMEDIATELY AND ASK FOR AN ATTORNEY.
THIS NOT ONLY WORKS ON TV, IT WORKS IN REAL LIFE. !!!
IF AN OFFICER IS ASKING YOU QUESTIONS ABOUT A CRIME, CHANCES ARE THE POLICE ARE INTERESTED IN GATHERING EVIDENCE AGAINST YOU, TO ARREST YOU AND TO MAKE SURE YOU GET CONVICTED.
IF THEY WERE REALLY INTERESTED IN “TRYING” TO CLEAR YOUR NAME, THEY WOULD NOT BE INTERROGATING YOU, INSTEAD THEY WOULD BE FOLLOWING UP LEADS THAT SHOW YOU DID NOT COMMIT THE CRIME AND THEY WOULD BE INTERROGATING SOMEONE ELSE.
***THE SUPREME COURT HAS HELD THAT IT IS OKAY FOR POLICE OFFICERS TO LIE TO DEFENDANTS TO SOLICIT INFORMATION.***
If you think the police are interested in talking to you about a crime, talk to an attorney first BEFORE you talk to the police. This Firm has had several positive results for clients when they consulted with our Firm first in cases involving investigations for rape cases, drug cases, and theft cases to name few. Your best defense is to be proactive in protecting your rights in a criminal matter. It is not your job to give the State the evidence they would need to convict you. A large number of cases are proved solely on the statements Defendant’s made to Law enforcement officers under the mistaken belief that they had to talk to the officer.
We have had client’s tell us that when the client invoked his right to remain silent, the police officer threw a tantrum, got mad, started yelling and began threatening the client. These are all just interrogation tactics used by law enforcement officers to get you to supposedly make an “uncoerced confession or statement against your interest”. Generally speaking, the bottom line is this, invoke your right to remain silent, make your request for an attorney and the police officer will leave you alone.
The Castaneda Law Firm is quick to respond and ready to help those in need of a criminal defense lawyer. We are battle tested and experienced to try cases in front of juries and have been successful in securing the freedom of some of our client’s through NOT GUILTY verdicts. We understand the confusion, fear and anger you are going through during this time and we are here to help. We have helped thousands of client’s throughout the State of Georgia. Our seasoned and skilled legal team knows how to handle your defense in the court system. We will provide the kind of forthright and hard-hitting legal defense that can turn the tide in the pursuit of your liberty. We are aggressive in the pursuit of you freedom. This is your case and it demands you attention now. Do not hesitate to contact The Castaneda Law Firm.