Let’s face it, there are countless things you can do to bring yourself in violation of the law. Sometimes, it’s even something as innocent as jaywalking. Well, would you know what to do if the police picked you up for that? Probably not and now could be the time to get legal representation because the consequences of not knowing how to handle such a situation can become very costly in more ways than one.
Why you might want to get legal representation
1. You need to know your rights
If you have ever been charged with a crime and you did not know what your rights are then you may want to consider legal representation. It is better to pay a little bit of money than to try to defend yourself in court while violating your constitutional rights. The police do not have the right to take your personal information or search through your belongings, but they do it anyway. A lawyer will make sure that you do not waive any of your rights.
2. If you get beat up, you don’t have to testify
Lawyers are very good at getting their clients out of any situation that may involve being beaten up. There have been cases where people who have had their constitutional rights violated tried to defend themselves by not complying with the police and ended up being beaten. If you’re charged with a crime and the law enforcement officers assaulted you then you will have a very strong case that can be defended with legal representation.
3. You will be protected from retaliation
If there is a police officer who is perceived to be racist or against some group that you are associated with or if they are trying to protect someone else, they may retaliate against you in some way. You need to know your rights and how to defend yourself. You may be right, but it’s going to take a lot of time, money, and effort on your part to prove that. If you happen to get arrested and the person or persons involved are police officers then they may try to retaliate against you by taking advantage of you. Sometimes there is racism from fellow officers and the legal representation will be able to deal with that with white gloves.
4. You don’t have to incriminate yourself
You do not have to give up information if you do not want to. You will not get charged with anything if you refuse to cooperate with the police or even if they illegally search your home or your person. This should give you comfort that there is a better way of doing things than trying your best to avoid any problems.
Stone & Sallus are the best choices for legal representation. They have dealt with countless cases where people have tried to defend themselves and did not know how to handle the situation. You can be sure that they will have a plan of action and will defend your rights. Do not wait until after you get arrested to call them, they can help you right now.