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What are my rights while being arrested and charged?

You have the right to remain silent, be free of unreasonable search and seizures and to avoid self-incrimination. You have the right to fair bail based on your crimes, to an unbiased trial, to hear the charges against you and to select a Sacramento criminal lawyer. When you cannot afford your own attorney, you have the right to a court appointed representative. You have the right to present evidence on your behalf and to confront the witnesses against you.

What should I do if I am arrested?

Answer questions related to your identity and always be polite. Do not answer any questions that may potentially incriminate you and never lie. Insist on speaking with your Sacramento criminal attorney before you answer any questions.

Should I answer questions from the police?

Depending on your situation, your attorney may or may not urge you to answer police inquiries. Always speak with your representative before you give a statement.

If I wasn’t read my rights, can I have the charges dropped?

Only in very rare situations. More frequently, this violation of your rights will result in evidence being suppressed from the trial.

I qualify for a free public defender, why should I pay for a private attorney?

While there is nothing wrong with public defenders, they cannot afford to put the same time and efforts into defending you as a private Sacramento criminal lawyer can.

If I want to plead guilty, why would I need an attorney?

Your lawyer can help negotiate the most favorable plea bargain for your specific circumstances. Additionally, you may have been subject to enough rights violations to have the entire case dropped, which you would likely not recognize without the help of a professional.

If you have any unanswered questions, please call The Law Offices of Roland X Tiemann.

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