Just because you have been charged with a crime does not automatically mean you will be found guilty. Having the right attorney can make all the difference. As a former judge, I understand the law, how the system works, and how judges think. I will use my knowledge and expertise to vigorously defend you and protect your rights.
Being charged with a crime is a serious matter, and you need someone strong on your side. Some attorneys you hire might pass your case off to another attorney, but I will not. I will personally handle your case and devote my many years of experience, judgement, and skill to protect you to obtain the best possible outcome.
Be Polite But Be Quiet
Do not challenge the police. Do not argue with the police. You will lose. It does not matter how much you feel provoked. You will lose! Chose a qualified attorney who knows how to protect your rights.
Avoid Consenting to a Search
Police are trained to get “consent” to search where possible. Consent is an exception to the judicial search warrant requirement of the United States Constitution. If they get valid, voluntary consent, the search will probably be found to be legal. But why would a sane person give real, voluntary, consent to be searched by police? Nothing better to do? Almost every so-called consent search involves a degree of coercion by police.
Do not lie. Do not tell the truth. Say nothing. Consult a criminal defense lawyer before making any statements to police. That is the general rule, with few exceptions. When in doubt, remain silent. If you hear a Miranda Warning, the alarm bells should be going off – be quiet!