What to Do If You Have Been Arrested
In the moment, it can be hard to keep a clear head when cold metal cuffs have been slapped on your wrists and the flashing lights of a police car are in sight — but there are a few things you need to do in order to protect your rights. They are:
- Do not resist arrest. Even if you are innocent, you can be charged with resisting arrest and only make things worse for your case moving forward.
- Keep quiet. However cliched the media has made your Miranda Rights, you need to invoke those rights and remain silent.
- Lawyer Up. Inform your arresting officer that you want an attorney and refuse to speak or answer any questions until your attorney is present.
- Call me. I will come to you and protect your rights during questioning and throughout the duration of your case.
It’s important to note that even if you ask for an attorney, you may still be asked questions by the police. Do not answer any questions. Remind them that you will not speak until your attorney is present.
Knowing what to do when you are arrested can help you protect your own rights, but you need legal representation to make sure your rights are protected throughout the duration of your case. I will take your case from the very beginning to as far as needed in pursuit of a ruling in your favor.
What You Get When You Work with Me
I pride myself on taking the best care of my clients by pursuing their best interests with relentless determination. When you hire me you will always get:
- Extremely well-prepared strategies and arguments
- Counsel that is well-versed in the law
- Answers to all of your questions
- Education in regards to your case
- Fierce advocacy
- An expert litigator
As your representing counsel, I am dedicated to providing you with the best legal defense. I recognize that it’s not my life at stake, it’s yours. That’s why I communicate with you and consider your input with regards to what you want for your case.
What You Should Know about Missouri Marijuana Laws
The legalization of medical marijuana and the decriminalization of possession of marijuana was widely supported throughout the state of Missouri, but these legislations unintentionally cause confusion surrounding the conditions of the legal use and possession of marijuana. Because of this confusion, I comprised this list of things you should keep in mind:
- To legally use medical marijuana, you must be a registered patient
- The possession of marijuana of 10 grams or less is punishable only by a fine
- The cultivation of marijuana for non-registered patients is still illegal and is considered a felony
If you have any questions or confusion about these laws, I am happy to sit down with you for a free consultation and discuss your concerns. I believe everyone should have access to legal information and proper counsel.
If you have committed a crime, have been charged, or know someone in need of help, call my office today and schedule a free consultation with me so we can get started on your case.