Should You Speak To The Police About Your Case?
Law enforcement may attempt to talk to you about an investigation into your activities or charges pending against you, but you do not have to speak with the police. When your future is in jeopardy and serious criminal charges are threatening your future, it is beneficial to remember that whatever you say to the police could come back to hurt you.
You have the right to remain silent, and if the police contact you to ask questions about a criminal accusation against you, it is prudent to use that right. We strive to protect you throughout the entire criminal process, and the lawyers at Lucido & Manzella, P.C., in Clinton Township will work diligently to shield your interests from the very beginning.
Protecting Your Rights, Shielding Your Future Interests
Police may reach out to you regarding a criminal accusation against you, but it could be a mistake to talk to them. One of the most prudent ways to protect your interests is to only speak to your lawyer about your case. Law enforcement may say they only want to ask a few questions to get your side of the story, but in reality, they may be looking for statements that can be misinterpreted and used by the prosecution against you.
If there is enough evidence against you to arrest you, law enforcement would do so. It is likely that attempts to talk to you are efforts to gather potentially incriminating evidence against you. As your defense counsel, our attorneys can review alleged information or witness accounts the police claim to have. Our goal is to protect your rights and take immediate steps to start building a strong defense, even if you are not yet facing formal charges.
Protecting Your Future Can Start Today
Instead of speaking to the police, start by securing the guidance of a Michigan lawyer who has your best interests in mind. You can have experienced guidance by your side from the moment you learn you are under investigation. Contact our firm at 586-842-0198 or complete the online contact form for additional information.