It is your Constitutional right under the Fifth Amendment to NOT talk to the authorities about anything that may incriminate you without your lawyer present. The authorities include the police, school administrators and any other person or entity that can act in a disciplinary capacity.
When you’re faced with an interview with a police officer or other authority figure, it’s hard to stay silent because the circumstances can be stressful or the interrogating authority figure can act as though they have your best interests in mind. This is especially true when you have yet to find a lawyer.
You can stay one step ahead.
A simple document from my office, signed in advance of any trouble with the authorities can help. When you have the document with you, then you can calmly stay silent until we get there.
Here’s how it works:
If anyone attempts to question you, whether it’s a police officer, school administrator or some other person who wants to talk to you in an official capacity, you give them a copy of the document you signed with us. Once they are notified that you have an attorney, they are required to contact us attorney for any information they request and can no longer question you directly.
Contact us to learn more.
For more information about how we can protect your Constitutional rights even before they are at risk, please contact us at (801) 936-0870 or write to us using the contact form below.