Criminal Defense Pekin IL

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Trust Borsberry with Thorough Criminal Defense Pekin IL

The first thing you should do when accused of a criminal act is to get representation. Do NOT speak to the police or anyone else about the events until you call Borsberry Law Offices PC. Failure to heed this advice could mean the difference between perceived guilt and innocence. Remember what it says in the Miranda warning: “what you say can and will be used against you.” Even before you are charged with a crime, don’t discuss the case with anyone. If questioned by the police, all you have to do is say “I’m not going to answer your questions until I speak to Borsberry.” Charged with criminal defense Pekin IL is serious business. We can help.

Don’t assume that if you explain your situation, the police will let you go. Not so. Police can arrest you without proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Do not argue, do not resist arrest and do not speak to the police. The fact of the matter is that while the police have a right to attempt to question witnesses when they feel a crime has been committed, you have the right to consult with an attorney before saying a word to them. Period.

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Here is what you should do if arrested:

  • Respectfully ask to speak to your attorneys immediately.
  • Respectfully tell the officer you are not going to answer any questions.
  • Remain silent.

Place a call to us and we will take it from there. Until then, do not discuss your case with anyone, not even friends.

As part of and in addition to our criminal defense services, we cover other areas of family law, including:

Contact Borsberry Law for Criminal Defense in Pekin IL

Charged with a crime? Call us now at 309-637-9000 for a free initial consultation to explore your options and ask questions. Do not speak to police until you do this. We can be found at 203 NE. Jefferson, Peoria, IL 61602, across the street from the Peoria County Court House.