Know Your Rights, Protect Yourself
You have the right to an attorney. There is no criminal matter where the accused should not take advantage of that right. If you are wondering whether or not you should contact an attorney about a criminal matter, chances are you need an attorney immediately. At the Chicago law offices of Michael T. Norris, Ltd. and John W. Callahan, Ltd., our dedicated criminal defense attorneys combine decades of experience with an aggressive, results-driven approach. We defend clients in Lake, Will and Cook County, as well as communities throughout Illinois.
To discuss your legal needs with one of our skilled lawyers, call 1-877-335-6697 or contact us online. We offer a free case evaluation.
What to Do if You Are Arrested
Call an attorney. Do not agree to answer questions without a lawyer present. Do not sign anything. Do not consent to searches if asked. If the police have a warrant, they will not ask your permission. If they ask, you should politely decline and contact us immediately. Nothing you say or do can help you in a criminal investigation. The police have many tricks they employ to confuse, frustrate and badger people into making damaging admissions. We have helped many clients who were coerced into confessing to crimes they did not commit. While it is sometimes possible to undo that damage, it is better to have an attorney with you at all times when speaking to the police or investigators.
If you are the victim of an unlawful arrest, or have been wrongfully accused of a crime, you may assume the truth will come out. Sadly, it is not that simple. A false arrest can still lead to a conviction and months or years spent in jail. Your freedom and your future are dependent on the quality of your defense. You can never assume that the truth will protect you in the criminal justice system. You need an aggressive, experienced defense lawyer to uphold your rights.
Contact Us Today
When should you involve a lawyer in your case? The answer is, as soon as possible. Whether you are currently being investigated, have already been charged or have already appeared in court, it is never too early or too late to speak to a qualified criminal defense lawyer. Call 1-877-335-6697 or contact us online to speak to one of our knowledgeable attorneys.