Do you know your rights when it comes to dealing with the police? For starters, do not consent to any searches of your house, vehicle, yourself, or any property you may own.
Although the Fourth Amendment preserves your rights against unlawful search and seizure, your rights are restricted during a DUI stop. Specifically, your right to refuse being tested for drugs or alcohol is very limited. Despite being tested, do keep in mind that if you are asked about your consumption of controlled substances or alcohol, you are not lawfully obligated to answer.
If you have been arrested you may feel hopeless, but remember that it is the state’s responsibility to prove that you are guilty. An arrest does not mean an automatic guilty verdict. They will need to spend a lot of time and resources to make their case, and even then they might not be able to prove your guilt. Speak with a criminal defense attorney before pleading guilty to any kind of criminal charges. You do not want to unnecessarily jeopardize your future because you entered the wrong plea.
When the police try to talk to you about your participation in a criminal act, the expression “mum’s the word” applies. Be especially careful to not have a sudden outburst, as they will note whatever you say. Do not make a statement to them if you are put under questioning, instead ask to speak with your attorney first.
Speaking of attorneys, do you have one that has experience with criminal defense cases? The Drummond Law Firm is here to help you if you are involved with a criminal case. We will inform you of your rights and instruct you on the best actions at every turn. If your case goes to trial, we show up to court prepared, informed, and ready to fight on your behalf. There is no reason you shouldn’t have an experienced criminal defense lawyer do everything possible to garner a favorable outcome for you and your family.
Craig Drummond is a Las Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer who has years of experience in the Nevada courts. At Drummond Law Firm, we know the system and the best practices for helping our clients fight criminal charges. Call us today for a consultation at (702) 366-9966.