Borsberry: Your First Call for a Criminal Lawyer East Peoria IL Depends On
Remaining silent when faced by police questioning in an alleged crime is imperative. Anything you say CAN and WILL be used against you in a court of law, just like they say on TV. Your first course of action should be to place a call to Borsberry Law Offices PC. Upon review of your case, we will advise you on next steps. Speaking to the police in the meantime can irreparably damage your case. Decisions about perceived guilt or innocence can be made very quickly by law enforcement, so don’t find yourself on the wrong side at this early stage in the game. Instead, secure a trusted criminal lawyer East Peoria IL depends on right away.
Even initial questioning can be dangerous. However, in the event you are formally charged, don’t discuss the case with anyone. It is not against the law to say “I’m not going to answer your questions until I speak to Borsberry.” It’s foolish to assume that an explanation of your side of the matter will end up in the police trusting your word. They can arrest you without proof beyond a reasonable doubt, and you should assume everything is being recorded. While they are completely within their rights to ask you questions as a witness or perpetrator of a crime, it’s well within your rights to refrain from speaking until you have contacted your attorney.
What do you do if you feel you are a person of interest in a criminal case?
- Ask to speak to your attorneys immediately.
- Tell the officer respectfully that you won’t answer any questions.
- Remain silent.
Contact Our Criminal Lawyer in East Peoria IL
If you face questioning by police about alleged criminal acts, call Borsberry Law Offices immediately at 309-637-9000 for a free consultation. Do not say anything until we advise you further. We are located at 203 NE. Jefferson, Peoria, IL 61602, across the street from the Peoria County Court House.