|REECE LAW CRIMINAL DEFENSE
|Don't Go To Court Without
Our goal is to give
the highest quality
representation to all
of our clients.
IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND YOUR RIGHTS! After all, the police
certainly know what they can and cannot do; and you must remember that
the police are allowed to lie to you to get what they want. One of the most
important things you can do for yourself is to KNOW your rights and
You have the right to remain silent.
DO IT! No one is sitting in prison right now because they remained silent.
Anything you say can and will be used against you in court.
AND BELIEVE US, THEY WILL USE IT.
You have the right to have an attorney present before questioning.
If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.
NEVER, repeat NEVER talk to police without an attorney.
If you have begun answering questions, you have the right to stop the
interrogation at any time.
TELL THEM TO STOP QUESTIONING UNTIL YOUR LAWYER IS PRESENT.
Searches of your home:
If the police want to search your home, demand to see a search warrant. If
they do not have one, the answer is NO! Make them get a search warrant!
They may promise you that "it will go easier for you if you allow the
search." Think about that. If you say no and they have no probable cause
for a search warrant, they have NO EVIDENCE with which to charge you.
Even if you have nothing to hide, the police do not have the right to search
your home without a warrant. Your home is your castle; so protect your
home and your privacy from the government.
Searches of your vehicle:
If you are pulled over, be polite, cooperate, and provide the officer with your
identification and papers for your vehicle; BUT if the police ask for consent
to search your vehicle, politely answer NO. That's it. No explanation is
necessary. Remember, if they have probable cause, they do not have to ask.
So if they are asking, they probably DO NOT have probable cause to search.
And standing on your right to deny consent to search is NEVER reason
enough for the cops to search you or your vehicle.
JUST SAY NO!