7 Mistakes That Could Ruin Your Criminal Defense Case
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Police officers have the authority to approach you at any time to ask questions. Getting stopped by the police can be a frightening experience. But it’s helpful to know your rights and prepare in advance. You have the right to an attorney before answering any questions. Contact me for a free case evaluation.
Always remember the following if you are questioned by the Connecticut police:
If a police officer, detective, or other law enforcement personnel asks you to answer questions, it is vital to understand your rights and know what you need to answer and what you do not.
Your rights include:
More information about your rights in Connecticut can be found here.
Police have the right to detain a minor concerning any criminal investigation. They can question them without a parent or attorney present. Make sure you tell your child that they can and should exercise their right to remain silent.
Can a police officer question a child at school? Yes, but your child should politely insist that one of their parents should be present, even if the principal is there. Then the school will contact you before moving forward.
After your child is stopped in public or at school, contact an attorney and explain that the police want to question your child. An attorney can reach out to police and help protect your child and their rights.
If you or a family member has been stopped or questioned by the police, know your rights. You have the right to an attorney before answering any questions. I am a longtime criminal defense attorney in Connecticut. I can help you with your case and will be able to protect you and your rights.
Call me for a free consultation. You can explain what the police were asking about and give me any information about your involvement or knowledge of the matter. Our conversation is confidential, and whatever information you share with me will stay confidential.
If you live in Hartford, Enfield, or New Haven, or anywhere in Connecticut, I can help you. Contact me now for a free case evaluation. 860 850 2372 and 203 654 3770.