What are my rights?
What are my rights if I am arrested?
No matter what crime you have been arrested for, you still have basic rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. It is important that you know your rights and how to conduct yourself when interacting with police officers.
You have the right to:
Remain silent – Don’t try to explain the situation or talk your way out of it. You are not obligated to disclose any information to the police, even though they may pressure you to do so. Just politely inform the officers that you would like to wait until your attorney arrives.
Know that your words can be used against you – The arresting officer must tell you that anything you say can be used against you in court.
Speak with an attorney – Ask to speak with an attorney immediately. Call our criminal defense team and we will guide you through the early stages of an investigation and ensure that your rights are protected.
No one is above the law, including those who wear a badge. If any of your rights have been violated before, during or after your arrest, we will be able to identify this and may be able to have a court rule that the evidence against you is inadmissible. This may play a significant role in your defense and affect the outcome of your criminal case.
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If you are facing criminal charges in the greater Seattle/Tacoma area or anywhere across Washington, we are ready to listen. We answer calls 24/7, don’t hesitate to call us as soon as you are arrested.
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Our legal team brings a massive amount of experience and insight to each case. We have handled a broad range of felonies and are extremely familiar with the criminal process.
There are no surprises with us. We know the right way to approach a case. We know what questions to ask, how to investigate a crime and how to look at evidence from all angles. The attorneys at Johnson & Cyr have developed an excellent reputation among judges and prosecutors and we know how to leverage this advantage to the benefit of our clients. The best thing you can do when faced with a criminal allegation is hire an experienced attorney you can trust. Call us now for a free consultation.