Frequently Asked Questions
Criminal Defense Lawyer in Los Angeles
If you have been arrested, or you face criminal charges of any kind, there are many questions that may arise in this situation. First and foremost, it is important to know that at The Law Office of Peter Berlin an Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer will be able to advise you of your options as well as provide legal advice and representation of your case if the need should arise. Some of the more common questions that are asked concerning criminal charges are as follows:
What should be done if arrested?
If you are arrested by the police, the most important thing to remember is that you have the right to remain silent. If you speak, or try to explain, some things may slip out that could be detrimental to your case in the future, anything that you say can be used against you. Police officers will generally leave you alone when you invoke your Fifth Amendment rights. The other important thing you must do is not consent to any searches. All of this must be done respectfully, politely, and calmly in order to keep a good standing with officials.
Can the police search anything that they want to?
No, the police cannot search your car, your house, or private property without a warrant or your explicit consent. Many people are often intimidated into giving consent for a search, and most police officers will try to perform a search without obtaining a warrant because it saves them a great deal of time and hassle. Without your consent, private investigators and detectives cannot search your vehicle or your home.
Can the police lie when questioning?
Yes, it is a sad truth, but the police can tell you a bald-faced lie in order to get you to admit to something, or to obtain some sort of evidence. This may occur if a police officer is trying to intimidate you in any way, such as threatening imprisonment or other consequences for not cooperating. It is important to know that you have the right to an attorney who will be able to help you through a questioning process by providing advice throughout the questioning process.
How an Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer Can Assist You
There are many difficult proceedings in a criminal case, there will be many questionings, as well as procedures used in order to obtain incriminating information about you. The arresting officials do not care if you are innocent or not, any conversation that they have with you is designed to gather information from what you say, that they can use to build a case against you in court. At The Law Office of Peter Berlin our legal team has handled numerous criminal charge cases. If you are facing criminal charges then you will greatly benefit from the legal aid of an Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer from our firm. We offer a free initial consultation and we are available to be contacted 24/7.
Contact an Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from our firm today in order to discuss your criminal charges.