Time is of the essence the moment you suspect you may be accused of a crime. Make contact with our office immediately by any means available – phone, email, in person, etc.
Do not speak to anyone, especially any agent of the police regarding the circumstances that have occurred. Speak to your attorney before speaking to anyone else. This is the only way to insure you exercise your constitutional rights against self-incrimination and right to counsel. Only communications between you and your attorney will be privileged, meaning these statements generally cannot be used against you in a court of law. Visits and calls to other persons, including bondsmen, family members or other inmates may be overheard by jail authorities.
If you or a family member are in custody, you will need to know the following:
- Charges against you
- Bail amount, if any
- Location where you are housed
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