What to Do After an Arrest

Our Buffalo Criminal Defense Attorneys are Ready to Defend Your Rights

Regardless of the nature of your crime, you are entitled to certain rights. One of the most important rights to be aware of is your right have the right to an attorney represent you at all stages of the case. Your attorney's job is to advocate for you, protecting you through the proceedings, building your defense, and speaking on your behalf. In addition, behind the scenes, your lawyer counsels you as to how to proceed, giving you the guidance required to make informed decisions and move toward a positive result. You should select a law firm based on that firm’s level of experience, the types of cases that firm regularly handles, and the reputation of that firm within the legal community.

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Steps to Take

If you are arrested, it is important to know your rights and make sure you follow certain steps. Before anything else, make sure that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney. You should never speak to the arresting officer or any investigator without a lawyer present to represent your interests. Remain silent and simply state that you wish to contact an attorney. If you are pulled over for suspicion of DWI, you have the right to refuse certain tests. You also have the right to refuse a chemical test, but you must be aware that refusing a chemical test will likely result in the revocation of your driver’s license for at least one year. Our Buffalo criminal defense lawyers at The Rossi Law Firm will stand by your side throughout the entire case.

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When you call on our firm to represent your criminal case, we take the following steps:

  • We interview you to ascertain the circumstances of your arrest.
  • We examine the facts, investigating possible instances of rights violations.
  • We educate you on your options, giving you an honest picture of all potential outcomes.
  • We begin to form a plan based on your goals for the case.

Above all, when you are arrested, attempt to stay calm. Know that, once we have arrived, you do not have to face your charges alone. We represent you, helping you to navigate the complicated legal field and understanding your options for how to proceed.

For skilled criminal defense in Buffalo, call our firm today at (716) 951-5040.