Have You Been Arrested in Cobb County?
Have you been arrested? Being arrested is a terrifying experience and can leave you confused and overwhelmed. You may be uncertain about your rights or what to do next. At Blevins & Hong, P.C., we are here to provide answers to all of your questions and we can provide experienced and capable criminal defense. Having a skilled Marietta criminal defense lawyer on your side gives you the best chance of having your charges dismissed and avoiding the harsh penalties of a misdemeanor or felony conviction.
YOUR RIGHTS BEFORE, DURING, AND AFTER AN ARREST
Many people do not realize that they have certain rights during and after their arrest. For example, a police officer cannot conduct a legal search and seizure unless there is adequate evidence at the time (e.g. a visible, suspicious plastic bag that may contain drugs) or they have a warrant. If an officer knocks on your door and asks you to allow a search, you have every right to deny them.
You also have rights during an arrest. Police officers must treat you with respect when making an arrest, regardless of the charges being placed against you. As long as you do not resist arrest and are respectful to the officers, they have no right to treat you with force or intimidation or to abuse you in any way. You also have the right to remain silent so that your words cannot be used against you during your criminal process. Police officers may attempt to persuade or intimidate you into providing a statement, but you do not have to let those tactics compel you to say anything. It is in your best interest to stand up for your rights and remain silent until you have the counsel and representation of a criminal defense lawyer.
You also have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford a private attorney, one will be assigned to you by the Public Defender’s Office. This is less beneficial than private representation, however, since a public defender holds little personal interest in your defense. Your best option is to retain an attorney of your choice who has experience in the police force himself, such as Attorney Richard Blevins, Jr. Call Blevins & Hong, P.C. to learn more about our legal team and our experience in police work, prosecution, and criminal defense.
HIRE A CRIMINAL LAWYER IN MARIETTA, GA
The legal team at our firm is made up of former prosecutors who know how to defend against your opponent. Attorney Blevins also has more than a decade of experience in the police force, both as a U.S. Army Military Police Corps veteran and as a former officer with the DeKalb County Police Department and Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office. We know your rights and will help you defend them after an arrest; we can also defend you against a criminal conviction of any kind. Have you been arrested? Contact a Marietta criminal attorney today to speak with a lawyer in a free case evaluation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!