Have you been arrested? Know your rights if taken into custody by police.
You have a right to:
- Telephone your lawyer (or to telephone family or friends to notify them of your arrest.)
- Speak with your lawyer where you are being held.
- To remain silent (completely silent or answer some questions and not others.)
- Have your lawyer present for identification in a police line-up.
- Change your mind any time during questioning and ask for a lawyer.
Before questioning, the Police must tell you:
- Of your right to remain silent.
- That any statement you make may be used as evidence against you.
- That you have a right to first speak with a lawyer and, if you wish, to have a lawyer present when you are being questioned.
- If you want to speak with a lawyer before questioning and you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be assigned without cost to you.
Call us today to find out why it is important to have legal representation after you have been charged with a crime.