Being charged or investigated for a criminal offence happens to be a very serious, and many times a life-altering matter. Depending on your charges, the penalties charges could include years of prison time and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. Participation in the criminal justice system can be frustrating, intimidating, confusing, and scary. You need criminal defense attorneys fighting as hard for you as the State is fighting to put you in prison.
At SRIS LAW GROUP, we believe that proper representation requires us to educate and orient you on the law, so you can make the best decisions possible concerning the outcome of your case. Our criminal defense lawyers at SRIS LAW GROUP will certainly work closely with you to present a very clear, understandable, and effective defense to the criminal charges you face.
Whether or not you're charged with a misdemeanor, felony, or juvenile crime, we have qualified attorneys with the experience and skill necessary to help you achieve the best possible outcome based on the facts of the case. The best defense to almost any criminal offence charge is to force the State to try and prove the charges you are facing. Often the prosecutor don’t have all the information needed to convict, or is unwilling or unable to present the evidence needed for conviction.
Your freedom is the most important thing you have. If the government is trying to take that away from you, you need an aggressive, experienced, skilled and talented criminal defense firm to protect you.
If you have a question about criminal charges, please contact us for a consultation and we will review your case.
You don’t have to talk with police, and you don’t have to answer any of their questions as well.
You do not have to give permission to any search — of your car, your body, your boat, or your house/apartment. Frequently searches require a warrant. If the law enforcement officer does not show you his or her warrant, he/she will have to show their search was "reasonable" at the time of the search. Consenting to any search almost usually waives your Constitutional 4th Amendment protection.
In a courteous but firm manner, ask if you are free to leave. If their response is Yes, leave. If the response is No, invoke your Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and KEEP SILENT.
If you happened to be pulled over while driving, do the following:
Have your registration, license, and insurance information available to give to the officer
Turn your overhead light on
Place your both hands on the steering wheel
When the officer asks you for any of your information, let him or her understand you are going to reach down to get it, then gently retrieve the requested information, hand it over it the officer, and place your hands back on the steering wheel.
Above all, remember — Law enforcement officers are not trying to help or assist you. They are rarely your friends in anyway, and they can legally lie to you to get information. Trying to be helpful, or hoping that you won't get arrested if you just cooperate with them, may be the best way to ensure you wind up in a jail cell.