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Why You Need a Lawyer Present During Police Questioning

 Posted on May 10, 2024 in Criminal Law

IL defense lawyerMost people do not wake up in the morning and think they might get arrested that day. Whether you committed a crime or not, whether you know you are a person of interest or a suspect or not, the possibility of arrest generally seems unlikely unless you know you have been caught doing something illegal. Since it is hard to imagine the probability that you might get arrested, you might make mistakes in your interactions with the police that could end up costing you down the line. The moment you are aware that the police suspect you of committing a crime, it is always a good idea to consult with a lawyer experienced in the field of law relevant to you. This article will explore why. Of course, if you are called in for questioning in Illinois, make sure to have a skilled Wheaton, IL defense attorney with you to make sure your legal rights are protected in the process.

Knowledge and Experience 

Many people have never been suspected by the police of committing a crime before, and therefore, they have no idea what to expect. There are a lot of situations in which it is helpful to understand whether something that is happening to you is typical or out of the ordinary. An experienced lawyer can observe what is happening and help you figure out whether cooperating with the questioning or ignoring it and keeping your mouth shut is the best path forward.

Level Headed

Even the most laid-back person can feel frazzled and overwhelmed when being questioned by the police about a crime they may or may not have committed. Since they are slightly removed from the situation, a lawyer can remain collected, offering you legal counsel from a calmer perspective rather than a panicked one.

Protecting Your Rights

Although you might be familiar with the idea that you have “the right to remain silent” from watching TV, you might not know exactly what that means. A lawyer can help ensure that you are not incriminating yourself. If you are manipulated into saying anything that can be used against you, a lawyer might be able to demonstrate in court how police practices did not meet the requirements, which can sometimes help get a case dismissed.

Schedule a Free Consultation with a DuPage County, IL Defense Lawyer

If you are called in for questioning, make sure you have a qualified Wheaton, IL criminal defense attorney there with you. At Davi Law Group, LLC, we fight passionately for our clients' constitutional rights. Call us at 630-580-6373 so we can protect yours.

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