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Interviewer: If I’m arrested and during the process and I’m working with you and I believe I’m guilty, should I throw myself on the mercy of the court or should I fight the charges, according to you? What do you think?
An Attorney Knows What to Information to Research to Discover Legal Issues about the Case
AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: I think that’s a bad idea. This is I think there’s always something that can be done. At least having someone read your police report to see if there are legal issues concerning your case. It’s always a good idea to someone look at your case and whether there’s some major legal issue because a lot of times people don’t realize what those issues could be.
It Is Advisable to Contact an Attorney If You Have Been Asked to Meet with Police
Interviewer: Now, is someone obligated to meet with a police or a detective if they call them up? Or should they request a lawyer first?
AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: They can request a lawyer first. This is because statements can always be used against you and so it’s always advisable to have an attorney there with you so you’re not making statements that would incriminate you.
Interviewer: Are police allowed to lie to you?
AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Are police allowed to lie? No. Do they? I can’t say. I mean I think sometimes there can be an embellishment of the truth. Also, two people can look at two situations in a completely different manner.
Interviewer: So it could be a miscommunication issue as well? Or, possibly how the words are perceived?
AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Yes.
What Is an Indictment?
Interviewer: Could you define what it means when someone is indicted?
AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: When someone’s indicted, they’ve been formally charged with something.
How Do You Qualify for Bail?
Interviewer: And how does bail work? How is bail set? Does someone have to pay it all in cash?
AZ Criminal Law Team Lawyer: Generally, the judge will set an amount for the bond then that person can go to a bail bond company and see whether they have to put 10% down along with collateral or something like that in order to get bailed out.