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Do I need an attorney?

Do I need an attorney?

The police have contacted me. Do I need an attorney?

It is always a good idea to have an attorney present any time you speak with the police, even if you have no reason to believe they suspect you of a crime. An attorney can help ensure that your rights are protected and that you do not unknowingly say anything that opens you up to criminal prosecution.

If you have been arrested, it is even more important to have an attorney by your side at every stage. If you are arrested, you literally should not say a word to the police except to ask to speak with your attorney. The police are experienced at dealing with criminal suspects and drawing them into saying things that they should not say. At Brill Legal Group, P.C., our attorneys are skilled negotiators and trial attorneys who will work diligently to minimize the penalties you face.

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If you're not the victim of a crime, the police are not here to help you. And the law says that they can lie to you. As much as they want. If it gets you to confess. So, if you're not the victim of a crime, if the police ask you to come in to chat, you can't trust a thing they say.