Have You Been Arrested in Tallahassee, Leon County? You need Tallahassee Criminal Defense Lawyer Joe Bodiford now!
by Tallahassee Criminal Defense Lawyer Joe Bodiford
If law enforcement is questioning you, consider yourself a suspect. They do not have to identify you as a suspect, and they don’t even have to tell you they are suspicious of you. They want whatever information they can get from you. If that results in criminal charges immediately, or even much later, you are still responsible for every statement you make to the police.
Any time a law enforcement officer wants to speak to you, tell him you do not want to speak to anyone and ask for Tallahassee Criminal Trial Lawyer Joe Bodiford, and REMAIN SILENT. Do not give in to threats or promises. If they have enough evidence to arrest you without your statement, they will. If they only have your statements, you may have just given them the only evidence or reasonable suspicion they need to arrest you and prosecute you.
If you are arrested in Florida, you need aggressive, immediate representation. You have the Right to Remain Silent. Invoke your Right to Remain Silent, and immediately call Tallahassee criminal attorney Joe Bodiford now – (813) 222-4LAW. Tell your arresting officer and the booking officer at the jail that you wish to remain silent and want to contact your attorney immediately.
You need an attorney to navigate the issues surrounding your arrest, get you out of jail, and intervene with prosecutors before charges are even filed! Early intervention by your Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer with the State or Federal prosecutor can result in charges being reduced or not even filed. You may even have valuable information that can be useful to prosecutors. This may be the leverage you need to stop charges from being filed against you, in reducing charges, and in getting you released. Don’t give this information away to law enforcement. Don’t give in to pressure to make a statement without speaking to Tallahassee criminal defense lawyer Joe Bodiford FIRST.
ISSUES SURROUNDING YOUR ARREST IN TALLAHASSEE
Were you coerced or induced to sign a document while in police custody? Were you threatened or convinced to make a statement without your attorney present? These are all dangerous issues that can strengthen the prosecution’s case AGAINST you. You cannot always believe that law enforcement is acting in your best interests. They may make promises to entice you to give a statement, and do not intend to ever help you. This is not illegal and is done regularly.
QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR ARREST IN TALLAHASSEE
Every arrest is unique. You need your Criminal Attorney to listen to the details, read the reports, and understand all of the details surrounding your arrest. Motions to Suppress Evidence, Release you on your own Recognizance, and Dismiss your case are often granted based on the arguments made surrounding your arrest. Make sure your attorney is a Specialist in Criminal Trial Law and has the experience and the expertise to find every issue and poke holes in the prosecution’s case.
You have many questions about your arrest or about questioning by Law Enforcement:
HOW CAN I BE SURE I AM REALLY UNDER ARREST?
CAN I BE DETAINED WITHOUT ACTUALLY BEING “UNDER ARREST”?
THE OFFICER USED FORCE WHEN ARRESTING ME. WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS?
HOW CAN THE POLICE JUST SEARCH ME WITHOUT MY CONSENT?
WHAT ABOUT ARRESTS WITH OR WITHOUT A WARRANT?
WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I AM ARRESTED?
WHERE DO I GO ONCE I AM ARRESTED?
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY PERSONAL PROPERTY?
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS IN JAIL?
WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS WHEN QUESTIONED BY THE POLICE?
HOW DO I GET A LAWYER IN TO HELP ME RIGHT AWAY?
HOW DO I GET OUT OF JAIL?
You have many more questions regarding your arrest or the arrest of your loved one. You need an attorney who can pinpoint the details of your arrest and determine whether it was even lawful. Often times, police do not follow the correct protocol or even have the legal precedent to lawfully arrest you. Make SURE the attorney you hire is an Expert in Criminal Trial Law and can identify these issues immediately. It often makes the difference between FREEDOM and JAIL. Joe Bodiford is a Board Certified Expert and is available for your 24 hours a day.
The court system wants to move cases along and prosecutors want to get as many plea deals as possible to reduce their loads. Arm yourself with an Expert in Criminal Trial Law that will let prosecutors know you will not be “railroaded” and are prepared to go to trial if necessary. Call JoeBodiford now in Tallahassee (850) 222-4LAW or Tampa (813) 222-0032. Let him get started on your defense strategy right away.