If you’ve been accused of a crime, you’re already in a serious situation. Things can get even worse if your rights are violated in the process of your arrest. Know your rights and work with criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix to make things right.
Here are the rights you have if you have been arrested in Arizona:
Right To An Attorney
You may request to have an attorney present at any point before or during questioning. If the police denied you an attorney or continued to press you for answers once you have requested one, then your rights may have been violated.
Right To Silence
Your Fifth Amendment right gives you the right against self-incrimination. If the police did not inform you that “anything you say or do may be used against you in a court of law”, then your rights may have been violated. If you have chosen to stay silent and the police used coercion or force to make you speak, then that is also a violation of your rights.
Right To Be Treated Fairly
If the police treated you inhumanely, held you for longer than they were legally allowed without charging you, or behaved as if you have already been convicted, your rights may have been violated.
Experienced criminal defense attorneys in Phoenix will work with you to ensure that you are treated well within your rights and prevent you from being convicted of a crime that you did not commit. Contact the team at Tyler Allen Law Firm for a defense you can trust.