A criminal conviction in California can jeopardize a person’s career, reputation, and freedom. The consequences of a conviction can be especially severe for more serious felonies, but even convictions for misdemeanors and DUIs can leave a longstanding and debilitating mark on a person’s life. If you’ve been charged with a crime, exercise your right to remain silent and contact a local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Exercise Your Right to Remain Silent
Under the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution, police and prosecutors cannot force any defendant to answer their questions or talk to them. This is known as the right to remain silent. Anytime someone has been arrested, they should exercise their right to remain silent. Police and prosecutors will often claim that they will go easy on a defendant if they cooperate. It rarely works that way. Instead, they will take statements made by a defendant and use those statements against them at trial. Never talk to police or prosecutors until you have first spoken with your attorney.
Contact a Qualified Local Criminal Defense Attorney ASAP
It is important to get in contact with a qualified local criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. The early stages of a prosecution are often the most important. The sooner you contact an attorney, the sooner they can investigate your case and file important pretrial motions that may help you.
You also want to make sure that your attorney has experience practicing in the local courts. You want your attorney to understand local rules, be familiar with the local prosecutors, and have a good professional relationship with local judges. If you have criminal charges pending in the Southern California area, you need a qualified Southern California criminal defense attorney. If you were pulled over for a drug or alcohol charge, you can fight it. The attorneys at Bracken, Davis & Sajeevan will help you contest a DUI or drug charge.
Contact Bracken, Davis & Sajeevan to Discuss Your Case Today
If you’ve been charged with a crime, you have a right to a fair trial and an effective defense. The qualified criminal defense attorneys at Bracken, Davis & Sajeevan can help you understand your options, negotiate with prosecutors on your behalf, and protect your procedural and substantive rights at every stage of the prosecution.
The law office of Bracken, Davis & Sajeevan is dedicated to vigorously representing each of its clients. We handle misdemeanor, DUI, and felony cases. If you are facing criminal charges, contact Bracken, Davis & Sajeevanat (310) 993-1972 to discuss your case today.