Arrested? You Have The Right To Remain Silent. Use It!
When the police read the Miranda Warning to a suspect upon arrest, one
of the most important points is the right to remain silent. It isn't
just your constitutional right. It is the best legal advice you can follow.
Despite reading you your rights, police and prosecutors count on fear and
intimidation to get critical statements and even outright admissions of
guilt from suspects.
When the police say that anything you say may be used against you as evidence
in the prosecution of your case, they mean ANYTHING. Even innocent answers
to their questions may be part of a broader investigation that you aren't
aware of. It is their job to connect the dots and your statements, no
matter how innocent or harmless they seem, may be twisted and turned to
help them build their case against you.
Innocent Until Proven Guilty
It may not seem like it at the police station, but it is important to remember
that you are innocent until proven guilty. The prosecutor has a strong
burden of proof beyond a reasonable doubt that you committed the crime.
The police station is not a court of law. You are under no legal mandate
to say anything to the police investigators or the prosecutors. Even if
it seems as if answering questions may be in your best interest, exercise
your right to have an experienced Nevada criminal defense attorney present.
Get sound legal advice about how much to say, or whether to say anything at all.
Criminal Charges Are Serious. So Are Your Rights.
After an arrest, protect your rights. Hire an
experienced criminal defense advocate with the proven skill, knowledge and experience to fight vigorously for
the best possible outcome, including the experience to win your acquittal
in front of a jury trial, if necessary.
At Oronoz Ericsson & Gaffney, we offer experienced and aggressive defense
representation for individuals charged with
felony or misdemeanor offenses in state and federal court. Our Nevada criminal defense attorneys are
true trial lawyers, never afraid to take a case to court if the best possible
outcome cannot be negotiated with the prosecutors. We have a proven record
of results — in and out of the courtroom.
Call For A Free Initial Phone Consultation
From our offices in Las Vegas, our attorneys represent individuals charged
with criminal offenses and DUI throughout Nevada. We can help with your case.
Contact us to speak with a Las Vegas criminal attorney. We can meet you at the police
station or other convenient location, if you cannot come to us. Call Oronoz
Ericsson & Gaffney at 702-878-2889 today.