If you believe you are under investigation for a crime, call us

Imagine that you believe you are under investigation for a weapons crime -- or any other crime. Maybe police have arrested one of your friends, and they have called you to ask some questions. They may even be asking others about you and your potential involvement in a crime. They have not, however, arrested you yet.

In a situation like this, what should you do? Should you wait it out and hope that you aren't arrested? Should you talk to police and hope that they will leave you alone after? Or should you call a lawyer immediately? As you can probably guess by this point, you should call a lawyer.

Speaking to police without a lawyer can be very harmful to you in the future. In most situations, police have the right to use whatever you say to them against you in court. To protect yourself, it is important to remain silent until you have spoken with an attorney. No matter what police tell you, remaining silent until you have an attorney is your right. In fact, it is often wise to avoid talking to anyone -- even family members -- about the alleged incident until you have a lawyer on your side.

Calling a lawyer before you are arrested or charged with a crime is the best way to make sure you are protected. At the Law Offices of Nickolas Daniels & Associates, we know the law and we know how it can impact your case. We can inform you of your options and your rights and, if necessary, start building a strong defense on your behalf. To learn more about how we can help if you have not yet been charged with a crime, visit our What Should I Do If I'm Being Investigated? page.