Your situation may seem daunting. Whether your issues deal with domestic violence, immigration, drugs, assault or battery…don’t just throw in the towel. The experienced attorneys at HAMW Law are on your side and fighting for your rights.
If you are a citizen of the United States or a non-citizen, you still have rights. For those who have come to the U.S. for travel, work, school, seeking asylum, refugees, and other various statuses…you still have constitutional rights.
Here are some answers to important questions about being stopped by a law enforcement officer, answering questions, being arrested, and rights to an attorney.
Question: If I am stopped by law enforcement, do I have to answer their questions?
Answer: No. You have the constitutional right to remain silent. If you are arrested or in jail, it is a good idea to contact the attorneys HAWM Law before you answer any questions.
Questions: Before answering any questions, can you ask to speak with an attorney?
Answer: Yes. The law enforcement officer should cease asking questions after you say you want to speak with an attorney. It is always good to have a business card of the phone number of HAWM Law, you never know when something could happen. Try to get the name of the agency and the name of all the police officers to give to your attorney.
Question: What if I am treated unfairly or abused by Law Enforcement?
Answer: Get the name, agency and badge number of the officer and names and phone numbers of any witnesses. Seek medical attention if necessary and take pictures of any injuries. Make a complaint with the agency of the officer and consider contacting an attorney.
Your rights should be preserved in all situations. If you have immigration questions or you’ve been charged with a crime contact HAWM Law at 407-802-3223. HAWM Law is here to help. We investigate the facts and use our expertise to aggressively protect your rights, ensuring you have the best possible defense.