General Criminal Charges
For any criminal scenario, it is very rare that going to the police station by yourself and without a lawyer to speak with an officer is a good idea. It is not a good idea. Though there are no absolutes in anything, DO NOT GO TO A POLICE STATION TO SPEAK WITH A POLICE OFFICER.
If you are contacted by a police officer and they wish to speak with you about something they think you may have done, politely tell them that you think it may be best if you had a lawyer. The biggest mistake we see people make over and over again is trusting, that if they go down and explain what happened, everything will be OK.
When you go and speak with a police officer, everything you say can and will be used against you. If you have come to them voluntarily and are free to leave, they probably do not even need to read you your Miranda rights.
Rather than doing that, call a lawyer. Any criminal defense lawyer. The Daniels Law Firm will be happy to speak with you.
Domestic Violence Charges
Domestic Violence charges are unique in the sense that if police are called out on a DV charge, more than 9 times out of ten, someone will be arrested. Domestic Violence charges are very serious in many ways. A conviction affects your ability to possess a firearm, may impact you in a domestic relations case and carries with it an obligation to do many weeks of counselling, which classes are both a time and monetary obligation.
The Daniels law Firm handles many Domestic Violence charges. The DV label can be applied to any charge but typically, it is assault, harassment or criminal mischief. Many times there is a 911 call from someone. That call is many times the first step to domestic violence prosecution. Once the police arrive, they will try to assess the situation within minutes. Once they make the determination as to who is being arrested, efforts from that point appear geared toward supporting that determination.
It is imperative you have an attorney for a Domestic Violence case. There are subtleties with both the prosecution and within the police reports that the Daniels law Firm is accustomed to identifying and handling successfully. There have been many cases dismissed or won here because of the understanding of the dynamics in a DV case.
We will make sure you understand your rights and are able to exercise them. We will make sure that you are treated fairly We make sure that you have a voice in what happens, while providing answers to any questions you may have. Issue often arises as to where the accused is going to stay and issue with kids may arise as well.
The Daniels Law Firm understands and appreciates the difficulties caused by Domestic Violence charges. We will work to minimize any immediate impact on your life and defend you against the allegations that are made.
Anyone can get charged with a DUI. When charged with DUI, contacting an attorney as soon as possible is important. Typically, within seven days of the arrest, it is necessary to request a hearing with the DMV to preserve the ability to drive legally.
A DUI case has two separate and distinct battle fields. The first to usually arise after the dust settles following an arrest and release, is the fight with the DMV. That fight pertains to your driver's license. For many, that issue is paramount. The second fight is the Court case. There, at issue is everything from potential jail time to issues involving your license and the statutorily required alcohol evaluation and classes.
The Daniels Law Firm can help with any aspect of a DUI case. Whether it is the DMV hearing, the negotiation of an appropriate sentence or the trial of the case to a jury, the Daniels law Firm has done it many times before. Preventing the revocation of the license or suppressing of key evidence is likely only possible with an attorney.
DUI cases are scary and expensive. Though the issue of whether to give blood, do a breath test or refuse altogether is something that changes on a case by case basis, the one thing that never changes, and the one thing to always remember is that no one, not even sober people, pass roadside tests. When the officer asks you to step out of the vehicle and asks you to perform a series of silly tests, do yourself a favor and politely decline. Those tests are the officer's attempt to try and build probable cause against you. In short, an officer must have REASONABLE SUSPICION to pull you over and PROBABLE CAUSE to arrest you. DO NOT make it easier for that officer performing tests that cannot be passed.
If arrested for DUI, call the Daniels Law Firm. We will help navigate you through the early stages of the case while preserving, at least temporarily, your right to drive. We will evaluate the case for its strengths and weaknesses and we will work with you to help you make the right decision as to what to do in the case. Once that decision is made, we have the knowledge and experience to see it through.