Know Your Rights – People Arrested for Serious & Complex Crimes Have Rights
Citizens of the United States of America have rights. It is important to remember that only prosecutors have the power to decide what the charges should be that are brought against you – NOT the police and law enforcement. Do NOT let the police intimidate you – you have rights whether you are guilty or innocent.
At The Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC, our attorneys want to inform and educate those who have been arrested on criminal charges for serious crimes – you have legal rights. Legally you DO NOT have to answer any questions, and it is usually best to remain silent. The only information you should provide to law enforcement is your name, address, and if requested – provide identification.
If your rights are violated at any time or part of the process of an arrest, investigation or criminal accusation – it could work in your favor.
- The arresting officer should inform you of the following:
- You have the RIGHT to remain silent.
- Anything you say may be used against you in the court of law.
- You have the right to have a lawyer present with you while you are being questioned.
- If you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be appointed for you.
You have the RIGHT to a lawyer.
You have the RIGHT to a jury trial.
You have the RIGHT to confront or question witnesses.
You have the RIGHT against self-incrimination.
You have the RIGHT to produce evidence.
Being educated and informed of your rights as a U.S. Citizen can affect your criminal law case. You are innocent until proven guilty.
At The Law Office of Robert Kerr, LLC we are dedicated to providing our clients with the most effective and strongest legal defense possible, we work vigorously to protect your legal rights and freedom. Call or email us today for a free consultation and case review.
We help people and families in Chicago and throughout the Chicagoland suburbs.
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