Everyone who goes through life will face difficulties from time to time, but few situations are more stressful and require more immediate action than when someone is suspected or has been arrested and accused of a serious crime. Anyone in this position does have Constitutional rights at their disposal, but they need to proactively assert those rights and do so immediately. The best way to make sure this happens properly is to seek the help of experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyers as soon as possible.
When a criminal investigation begins and a suspect is identified, the police will not stop until a conclusion is reached. That conclusion usually involves handing a case over to the District Attorney’s office, and criminal prosecutors are just as relentless as police officers. Therefore, there is no time to waste if you learn that you are the potential target of an investigation.
Fortunately, when you do assert certain Constitutional rights, the process and the law enforcement officials involved must adhere to them. One of the first rights that can and should be asserted is the right to legal counsel. This will allow the suspect to have his or her San Diego criminal defense lawyer present during any questioning or any other types of procedures, and it will ensure that the suspect’s Constitutional rights are not violated.
Clearly, anyone who discovers that he or she could be the target of a criminal investigation is going to be overcome with powerful emotions that include fear, anxiety, stress, embarrassment and perhaps anger. Unfortunately, people who are experiencing these emotions will many times suffer from a lack of judgment and/or clarity. This can lead to bad decisions, and any bad decision a criminal suspect makes can lead to disastrous consequences.
Many criminal cases are won and lost before an arrest is ever made or before a charge is ever officially filed, and many times the result of this initial process will depend on how effectively a suspect asserts his or her Constitutional rights. Therefore, someone who is overcome with emotion should take the decision-making process out of his or her own hands and seek the advice and guidance of experienced San Diego criminal defense lawyers.
If you or someone you love is facing an investigation, an arrest, a charge or even a trial for a crime or crimes, you need to act now to give yourself the best chance at a reasonable and perhaps positive result. You can do so by obtaining the help of San Diego criminal defense lawyers who have been defending the rights of the accused for many years. Contact the Golden State Law Group immediately to schedule an initial consultation.
Page updated July 25, 2014