Criminal Defense

Before you speak to police or plead guilty to any chargeā€¦

Just because you have been arrested, it does not mean the state can prove you guilty. If you are criminally charged, the government has the burden of proving your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. You should never plead guilty to any criminal charge without consulting qualified criminal defense counsel. Remember:

When contacted by the police, you should never consent to the search of your person, vehicle, belongings or your home.

If the police attempt to discuss your involvement in a potential crime, do not make any statements spontaneously, voluntarily or under questioning by the police.

Special rules apply to DUI stops, where you have fewer rights to refuse testing for alcohol and/or controlled substances, (although you are not required to discuss your alcohol or controlled substance ingestion under any circumstance).