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What To Do if You Have Been Accused of a Crime

Have you been accused of a crime? You may be feeling incredibly panicked or stressed, but you should know that you do not have to face your criminal charges alone. If you have been arrested, you can ask to delay speaking to a law enforcement officer until you have a Long Beach criminal defense attorney present. You are innocent until proven guilty, and when you hire a criminal attorney from Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau, we will do our best to minimize or eliminate criminal charges that have been brought against you. Do not delay—contact Law Office of Peacock & Le Beau as soon as possible for experienced and professional representation and assistance.

When a person is arrested or accused of a crime, they often say or do something that may further accuse them of said crime. If you are accused of a crime, it is important to:

  • Not make any incriminating statements
  • Be aware of your movements and emotions
  • Not argue with the law enforcement officers
  • Keep your hands visible
  • Not run from the police
  • Not resist arrest

If you are arrested for a crime, you will most likely be taken to the police station. After finger printing has been completed and a "mug shot" has been taken, you will be asked a series of simple questions that are unrelated to your offense. It is advisable that you answer all questions as accurately as possible to ensure that you do not face any further criminal charges.

Unfortunately, many innocent people are convicted of crimes that they did not commit because they were unaware of how to protect themselves against criminal charges. It is a person's right to seek counsel if they are facing any type of criminal charge. If an individual cannot afford an attorney, they may have one appointed for them at no cost, but they will not be able to select the lawyer of their choice. Contact Peacock & Le Beau as soon as possible if you have been accused of a crime.