I’ve Been Arrested in Dallas. Now What?
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Has Answers!
Being arrested is a confusing, stressful, and terrible experience. We know that you likely have numerous questions about what to do and how you can fight your charges. It is important to remember not to panic. An experienced Dallas criminal defense lawyer from the law office of Peter Barrett is here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer your questions and concerns after you have been arrested.
Make Sure You Know Your Rights
Your Miranda Rights are guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. Frequently referred to in movies, TV, and popular culture, these are the laws that you and the arresting officer must follow after you’ve been charged with a criminal offense.
Your Miranda Rights include:
- The right to stay silent, as anything you say can be used against you by the prosecution
- The right to consult with a lawyer before speaking with the police
- The right to have an attorney present when questioned
- The right to a court-appointed lawyer, if you cannot afford one on your own
- The right to stop answering questions at any time
In Texas, a law enforcement officer will also ask if you understand all of your rights and whether or not you wish to answer any questions about your specific case and charges. Remember that it is always in your best interest to consult with a skilled and seasoned defense attorney before you say anything that may accidentally incriminate yourself.
We Can Help. Call (214) 307-8667.
From the moment you call our firm after your arrest, we can start building a solid defense based on the facts and evidence in your case. Our award-winning criminal defense lawyer in Dallas has over 25 years of experience assisting clients throughout Texas.
Contact our office to make an appointment for an initial case review.