If you or a loved one has been charged with a crime, we can help. From traffic infractions to DUIs and felony charges, we will fight to protect your rights. Having a strong advocate on your side can make all the difference in the world, so when you face a crisis and the outcome is crucial, call us first.
We can also help with expungement of criminal records, licensing issues, and other criminal matters.
If you or a loved one have been arrested or are under investigation, the La Rocco Law Firm will fight to protect your rights and build an aggressive defense strategy. Contact us today to ensure that your rights are being protected throughout the entire legal process.
What to do if confronted by the police:
1. Don't speak! You have the right to remain silent and anything you say will be used against you. If the police are contacting you, you should speak with an attorney immediately. If you are confronted by the police, politely say "I need to speak with my lawyer. I would like to cooperate and will have my attorney contact you." (Repeat as many times as necessary.) Do not feel pressured to talk to the police. The police can lie to you in an attempt to make you talk. Remember, you have the right to remain silent—use it!
2. Don't run! Running from or resisting the police can only end badly. Not only is resisting or running from the police a crime on its own, it is also dangerous. Police are trained to protect themselves, if someone is resisting arrest or running, the police may have reason to believe that you are armed or carrying a weapon. Bottom line, running or resisting arrest is NOT in your best interest.
3. Do not agree to a search! You have a constitutional right to be free from unlawful searches and seizures. Generally, this means the police must have sufficient reason to search you or your property. Even if you have nothing to hide, you should assert your rights and immediately contact an attorney. If the police ask for permission to search your property or enter your home without a search warrant, politely tell them, "No you may not search. I would like to speak with my lawyer."