Do I Need a Lawyer if I am Being Questioned in a Drug Crime?
Drug Crimes Lawyers Providing Vigorous Defense Against Drug Offenses in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Lansing and Throughout Michigan
Any time police are questioning you, regardless if it is in connections with a drug crime or any offense, it is time to obtain the services of a skilled and aggressive defense attorney. Police typically question individuals in the course of an investigation; if you suspect you may be arrested at some point, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced Michigan drug offenses defense lawyer. At Grabel & Associates, we vigorously defend the legal rights of our clients, working to protect you from the serious criminal penalties of a conviction.
You Have Legal Rights When it Comes to Questioning by Police
Whether the questions regarding a drug crime pertain to other individuals or yourself, you have the right to remain silent according to the U.S. Constitution. The fact is, by hiring an attorney before you are arrested you are giving yourself an advantage, and it could result in avoiding a criminal charge.
By answering questions police ask you regarding a drug crime, you could actually be incriminating yourself. As you have probably heard on television, "anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law." This is absolutely true. When police question you, simply do not answer or respond that you invoke your Fifth Amendment right. The fact is, answering questions could potentially lead to your arrest - don't do it without the presence of your attorney.
Why Do You Need to Obtain the Services of a Michigan Drug Crimes Attorney?
As mentioned previously, police typically ask questions in the course of an investigation. An investigation is performed when police have reason to believe that an individual has committed a crime. Whether the police believe you have committed a crime involving drugs, or that you may have information regarding a crime someone else has committed, you are only getting yourself in hot water by responding to their questions.
Police have a variety of tactics they may use to "trick" you into answering their questions; they may even threaten to arrest you if you do not cooperate in questioning. When a police officer is in the role of "good cop," he or she may try to convince you that it's just routine questions, and that you are at no risk. Don't fall for it; police investigators could be attempting to build a case against you even though you have not been arrested.
Our Michigan Drug Crimes Defense Lawyers are Ready to Help
If police have approached you and attempted to question you about a drug crime, consult with a seasoned attorney immediately - and do not answer questions, other than to tell police that you request the presence of your lawyer. From a legal standpoint, you are not required to respond to questions posed by police, no matter what tactics they use to convince you otherwise.
At Grabel & Associates we have a proven track record for achieving positive results for clients accused of drug crimes. We are available 24/7, call to speak with our experience case analyst now at 1-800-342-7896. For a free consultation, contact us online.