Defending Your Rights
If you've been arrested, you need an attorney dedicated to fighting for you in the courtroom. An arrest and prosecution affects every aspect of your life. The Law Office of Jason Tauches provides aggressive, intelligent criminal defense to mitigate the consequences of prosecution. Serving Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Mendocino, Solano, Lake, Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Francisco counties.
Know Your Rights
If you are pulled over, stopped or questioned by a police officer you should:
- Remain courteous
- Keep your hands visible
- Ask why you are being detained
- Ask to leave
- Ask if officer requests are orders
- Say you invoke your right to
- Ask for an attorney
You should not:
- Consent to a search
- Answer questions without a lawyer present
- Lie or obstruct justice
If you have been pulled over for a traffic violation, such as speeding or having a broken taillight, and an officer asks you if you've been drinking, it is not a casual question, it's the beginning of an investigation. State that you do not have to answer the question.
And always remember:
Officers can lie, trick or intimidate you into giving them information or consent to search.
This information expanded on, was inspired by and derived from http://www.online-paralegal-programs.com/legal-rights.