The first 24 hours after an arrest are extremely crucial in deciding the outcome of a case. Upon an arrest, an individual should not talk to the police under any circumstances without a lawyer present.
As is stated in the Miranda Rights, you are under zero obligation to speak, and anything that you say can and will be used against you in the court of law. Whether you are in police custody or not, it is crucial that you speak to a qualified attorney before saying anything to police. Once you have a lawyer, you should only speak to the police with your lawyer present.
Unfortunately, police in and near Chicago have a reputation for obtaining false confessions and manipulating witnesses to give false testimonies. For this reason, it is especially important that your attorney meets with you during a jail or police station visit. On one hand, police and prosecutors will do their best to compile a complete case against you before you leave jail. On the other hand, an aggressive lawyer may be able to have your case dropped in that same time frame.
If you or a loved one have been arrested or contacted by the police it is extremely important that you contact a Will County criminal attorney as soon as possible. Our Will County Criminal lawyers are available 24/7 to visit you at a police station or jail. We answer the phones throughout the night and will be there by your side during this difficult period of time.
Michael Schmiege runs a boutique firm of nationally recognized criminal defense lawyers for Will County, including the cities of Joliet, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Romeoville, Lockport, and New Lenox. Give your future the best chance with our highly skilled defense strategies and understanding of prosecutor tactics. Aggressive, skilled legal counsel is always your best chance for a favorable outcome when your future is in jeopardy. Contact us immediately to ensure you have strong legal representation for drug charges in Will County.
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