When people are arrested in Florida, they are likely overwhelmed by the process – especially if it is the first time they have been arrested. Any contact with law enforcement officials can be nerve-racking, even if it is just for a speeding ticket. But, when it is an arrest, some people may try to immediately explain away their conduct or attempt to be overly cooperative with officers. It is important to keep in mind that the initial encounter with a law enforcement official during an arrest is also the most likely time when crucial facts in the case are developed.
That encounter needs to be analyzed by defendants as part of their criminal defense case. For example, if a search was conducted, was that search conducted legally? Or, was the suspect illegally questioned after Miranda rights were read? Did the law enforcement official follow all applicable laws, regulations and policies? These questions, among many others, need to be part of the defense side of a criminal case.
Why? Well, because criminal defendants have constitutional rights that must be protected at all times. Any violation of those rights may have a tremendous impact on the ultimate outcome of the case.
Due diligence in your case
At our law firm, we understand that facts matter and the details can be crucial in criminal cases. And, we understand that your constitutional rights and freedom are on the line. We work with our clients to do our best to attempt to find the best solution in any given criminal case. For more information, please visit the criminal defense overview section of our law firm’s website.