Most people are stunned, fearful, and often of unclear mind when approached by an officer. This occurs whether or not the party has committed a wrongful act. It is simply the status of the enforcer’s position. If an officer does detain you and asks you questions, you may be recorded. It is so easy for a person to say the wrong thing, to misstate a fact, or to arrive at incorrect conclusions.
Officers have been trained to elicit admissions and confessions and to gather evidence to prove allegations. It is not frowned upon for an officer to tell a lie in order to convince the citizen under investigation to provide a needed statement. An officer can use trickery by pretending to be one’s friend or play down the alleged crime. Sometimes, the police invite a citizen to voluntarily visit the police station to discuss a potential investigation and attempt to obtain statements that are later used to incriminate you.
As a result, whether you are facing charges or are under investigation, it is imperative that you get the right attorney involved early in the process, prior to speaking with law enforcement. This can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case.
The lawyers at Olivier Miles Holtz have extensive experience in the full spectrum of misdemeanor and felony charges in both State and Federal Court. Whether the charges involve an alcohol or drug related offense, such as a DUI (driving under the influence), possession of marijuana or even a more serious drug offense, such as possession or distribution of a controlled substance, our lawyers will defend you zealously every step of the way. We also have extensive experience with charges, including but not limited to, murder, manslaughter, assault and other violent crimes, sex offenses, white collar crimes, theft/embezzlement type crimes, DUIs and other driving crimes.
We understand the severe consequences criminal charges can have on you and your loved ones, including but not limited to sizable fines, prison or jail-time as well as a criminal history that may substantially affect your future goals and employment. We take all charges or potential investigations very seriously and vow to aggressively defend you for the best possible outcome in your case.