An Aggressive Defense
One thing we know from years of criminal defense and prosecutorial work is that the law is unbalanced. Once arrested many people are treated as though they are already guilty. From a simple misdemeanor such as shoplifting to a felony drug arrest, the law works against the most vulnerable.
The Law Is Slanted Against You
The Michigan police aren’t doing you any favors. Don’t do them any. If you’ve been arrested you are going to need somebody to advocate for you. Your best defense is to never talk to the police about where you were or what you were doing. Do not allow them to search your home or car without a warrant. The police are going to use anything you say and anything they find to prove their case against you. They are trained to do this. They put what you say and what they find in their reports. Once they have arrested you they believe they have already “caught their guy.”
We can help if you have been arrested for:
- Driving issues including drunken driving (DUI)
- Theft, assault and other crimes
- Weapon, drug offenses, and other issues
An Unbalanced System
The system is weighted heavily in the prosecutorial favor. Think about it: There are police officers, prosecutors, administrators, detectives and evidence teams who are all working to find fault and win a conviction against you. When you enter the legal system charged with a crime, nobody is looking out for you.
Except for your lawyer. Remember that prosecutors have substantial dollars and equipment and services at their disposal. If you have been arrested, then you will need a criminal defense attorney to dive into the facts, aggressively advocate for your rights and pursue your best outcome whether that is a reduced charge, a dismissal or an acquittal.
How Can I Make This Go Away?
By not giving the police evidence against you and by working with an attorney who will aggressively defend your rights and seek your best outcome, you can minimize the damage to your driving record and your criminal record. An experienced attorney is your best chance for a reduction of charges, sentencing and in some cases, a dismissal or acquittal.
Four Things To Do When Pulled Over Or Arrested
- Don’t fight.
- Be polite.
- You can refuse to answer by saying, “I’m not going to answer that.”
- Say, “I want a lawyer.”
The police may then arrest you if they feel they have cause. Do not say anything until your lawyer arrives and advises you. The police are not there to decide your guilt or innocence.
BBA Law, will aggressively fight to ensure that your rights are protected, that all legal protocol is followed and, depending on the facts of your case, fiercely pursue your options for dismissal, reduction or acquittal. Call 586-991-7611 or fill out our online contact form. In Shelby Township. Serving the entire metro Detroit area, Macomb County and Sterling Heights.