When you are arrested, law enforcement officials should read you your Miranda Rights. Among these include the right to remain silent and your right to an attorney. Many people ask what they should do after they have been arrested. The first thing to keep in mind is that staying silent is in your best interest. Law enforcement may try to coax you into talking to them, but they cannot force you. Anything you say after an arrest can be used against you in court – this includes things you tell friends and family or post on social media. You should not discuss anything about your case until you’ve spoken with an attorney first.
Everyone has access to a public defender and while they are capable professionals, the real problem is their workload. Public defenders are often handling several cases at once, and they do not have the time to devote personal attention to every single client. At Law Office of Jill M. Jackson, our Denver criminal defense lawyer works closely with clients and thoroughly investigates cases to find the best possible outcome.
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