Do not talk with anyone from the police or other agency. It is your legal right to remain silent!
Do not agree to any search and do not give anything to police.
Do not talk about your case with your family, friends, or others in jail. This information could be used against you and/or taped (jail phone calls).
Do not represent yourself. Hire an experienced attorney as the State Attorneys are experienced attorneys who know the law much better than you.
Do not go to court without retaining an attorney whose major area of practice is criminal law.
Tell your attorney everything about your case. Remember, whatever you tell your attorney is highly confidential and cannot be used against you in court.
Provide your attorney a list of any witnesses that may have information that may help your case.
Do not sign anything, such as a confession or statement, without first speaking to your lawyer. Refuse to do so if asked and request your lawyer.
DO NOT PLEAD GUILTY if arraigned without a lawyer. A lawyer may be able to get you other choices that will not result in a conviction on your record.
If you have been arrested call our office for a FREE consultation.
The Law Offices of Michael D. Stewart