You have the Right to Be Silent, so Please Be Silent
It’s always important to treat the police with the respect and cooperation that they deserve. If you’ve been charged with a crime, however, it’s also important that you don’t reveal any more to the police than you are obliged to reveal. To be read your Miranda rights is to be informed of your rights, and those rights include that you are not obligated to bear witness against yourself. Beyond giving your name, you have the right to – wisely – remain silent and to invoke legal counsel. It’s almost always in your best interest to both remain silent and invoke legal counsel.
But I’m Innocent
Your innocence is often beside the point. Investigators are in the business of tripping you and your testimony up. This is not necessarily out of animosity or evil intent; instead, it’s because the investigative team truly wants to get to the bottom of the situation. If you’re being questioned by the authorities, you are most likely feeling the stress; it’s not a great time to insert your own personal spin on the situation – leave that to the legal professionals.
Your Criminal-Defense Attorney is Your New Best Friend
You, of course, know that you’re innocent, but that’s not enough. Let your criminal defense lawyer help you present the facts surrounding your case. New Jersey criminal law is extremely complicated, and no one – no matter how innocent – is at their best when facing criminal charges. Do not leave your future to chance; invoke your Miranda rights and remain silent.
If You Are Facing Criminal Charges in New Jersey, Call 732-409-5195 Today for More Information
If you or someone you care about is looking at a criminal charge in New Jersey, you could be facing very serious consequences that might significantly affect your life as you know it. You need to do everything within your power to avail yourself of the best possible chance for obtaining the most favorable outcome, and retaining an experienced New Jersey defense attorney is the most important piece in that puzzle. Contact the Law Office of Ronald J. Brandmayr, Jr. and allow Ronald to skillfully guide you through the criminal-defense process and to fight for your legal rights.
To schedule a free consultation with New Jersey criminal defense lawyer Ronald J. Brandmayr, Jr., call our office today at 732-409-5195 or send us an email through our online contact form.