You Need Legal Representation As Soon As You Are Arrested
Being arrested can be overwhelming and frightening. The prospect of spending time in a jail cell is not a pleasant one, but that does not mean you should submit to things that will incriminate you or affect your chance at a fair trial.
At the Law Offices of Leila Vaez-Iravani in San Jose, California, we are dedicated to helping clients from the moment they are arrested. You should get in touch with a lawyer as soon as possible. Our office will meet you at the station, in jail or anywhere else to ensure that you get the representation you need. Do not be afraid to call our office the minute you need help, no matter the time.
What To Do — And Not Do — After An Arrest
Keep these things in mind after an arrest:
- DO remain silent, DO NOT say anything. It is your right to remain silent if you have been arrested, and it is always in your best interest to do so. Accidental self-incrimination is easier than you think. It is better to avoid that danger completely by remaining silent.
- DO NOT sign any agreement. These plea agreements are not necessarily the best outcome for your situation. If you sign the agreement, everything is over and any better options go out the window. Do not sign anything without consulting a lawyer about your situation.
- DO NOT post bail if you cannot afford it. Posting bail is often costly, and options like bail bonds may be more trouble than they are worth. We can discuss your circumstances and make the best decision about posting bail.
- DO seek advice from your attorney. Having an attorney on your side as soon as possible means you will have the guidance of an experienced professional. He or she will lead you through the process from start to finish and help you make the best decisions to ensure that you are not being taken advantage of.
The Sixth Amendment entitles you to an attorney at every critical stage of your case. Take advantage of this right, and let the Law Offices of Leila Vaez-Iravani represent you from the moment of arrest and beyond. Schedule a free initial consultation with us today by calling 408-827-1759. You can also send an email.