Why Should Your Rights Be Invoked?
Know Your Rights in an Arrest
Upon arrest for a criminal act, the officer making the arrest should read
the alleged offender their rights. These rights, which are commonly known
as the Miranda warning, are intended to protect an individual from being
wrongfully treated by law enforcement or the court after being arrested
for allegedly committing an offense. Everyone should take the time to
familiarize themselves with these rights so that they can defend themselves
if they are arrested.
The first of these rights is the right to remain silent, because anything
you say can and will be used against you by the prosecution in a court
of law. An officer may attempt to intimidate or persuade you to give a
statement without an attorney being present, but you have every right
to refuse. You should not say a word to anyone after your arrest until
you have had the opportunity to consult with a Century City criminal defense
lawyer. The firm of Taub & Taub, P.C. has handled hundreds of defense
cases and can provide the counsel, guidance, and representation you need.
Your Right to an Attorney
Anyone who has been arrested also has the right to legal counsel and representation.
Even if you cannot afford an attorney, you have the right to request or
accept a lawyer assigned to your case at no cost. Your best choice would
be to hire your own
criminal defense attorney in Century City and Sherman Oaks, however, since the success
of your case depends greatly on your attorney's experience. Each lawyer
with Taub & Taub, P.C. has more than 20 years of legal experience,
giving our team more than 40 combined years of experience to use on your
behalf. Our attorneys thoroughly investigate and research each case and
build the strongest possible defense, so call today to learn what a member
of our team can do for you.
Hire a Century City Criminal Defense Lawyer Near You
By invoking your right to remain silent and your right to an attorney,
you take immediate and aggressive action in your defense. Failure to defend
yourself in this manner could result in you saying something incriminating
that damages your testimony in court. It could also cause you to be assigned
a defense lawyer with little to no experience instead of a skilled attorney
who will fight aggressively to defend you from a harsh or wrongful conviction.
At Taub & Taub, P.C., we keep in excellent communication with our
clients. You will be able to call or email us at any time and can be sure
of receiving a timely response.
Contact our firm today to set up an initial consultation. With our help, your criminal
charges could be dismissed.