What to Do if You're Under Investigation

Contact an Experienced Englewood Criminal Defense Lawyer

You may wonder what to do if you're under investigation for a crime. The first step is retaining an experienced attorney to help limit the potential damage.

Defense attorney Alan M. Liebowitz can help with a bail hearing if you have been charged and can represent you and protect your rights if you are being interviewed by the police. Mr. Liebowitz thoroughly prepares for trial, so if you end up in court, you can be confident that he will be ready to provide an aggressive defense.

A Checklist Designed to Help Protect Your Rights

If you have been arrested on a criminal charge, there are some basic steps you can take to help protect your rights, including:

  • Contact a lawyer as soon as you have been arrested, or ask for one. It is your legal right.
  • Consult with a lawyer first. You should not speak with the police alone.
  • Let your attorney handle any agreements made with the police, especially if they try to offer some sort of deal.
  • You have the right to remain silent. You don't have to talk to the police and anything you do say can be used against you in court. If you wish to exercise this right, say so out loud.
  • You do not have to talk to the police without a lawyer present. It is always best to have an attorney with you.
  • The police must tell you what your rights are. It is a legal requirement that they do so. If they don't, certain evidence may not be allowed at trial.
  • Have your attorney present for any lineups or tests.
  • Try to remember or write down the names, badge numbers and patrol car numbers of any officers you speak to.
  • Don't say anything about your case to anyone but your lawyer. This includes friends, family or cell mates while you are in jail.
  • Be polite. Bad behavior can count against you.

Contact a Criminal Defense Attorney with 25+ Years of Knowledge

It is never too early to seek experienced legal advice, even if you have not yet been formally charged. We offer free initial consultations, return phone calls promptly, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our offices are conveniently located near the George Washington Bridge and the Lincoln Tunnel. Se habla Español.

Contact Attorney Liebowitz online or call (201) 340-9338 to schedule an appointment to discuss your case.