You have the right to remain silent. One of the best things you can do if you are being investigated, have been arrested or are being questioned, is to use it. Ask for an attorney and say nothing else. Anything that you say can be used against you.

We know that police will try to gain as much information from you as possible before an arrest and during questioning at the police station. Don’t get caught giving information to the police that may eventually hurt you or your defense. Even if you were falsely accused, you have the right to an attorney along with your right to remain silent. Contact the experienced, aggressive criminal defense attorneys at Marcilliat & Mills PLLC, before speaking to anyone else.

Conversations With Your Defense Lawyer Are Confidential

If you were arrested, or are being investigated for a crime, it is natural that you would want to talk about what you are going through with your close friends, family, girlfriend or boyfriend. Don’t do it. Call our Raleigh law office first, toll free at 919-838-6643.

With few exceptions, only conversations with your criminal defense attorney are confidential. That means that almost anything you discuss with your defense lawyer from Marcilliat & Mills PLLC is kept secret from the police, from the prosecutor, from the judge and from the court. The same is not true about conversations with certain family members, friends, girlfriends or boyfriends. The police can question them about what you have said and can use that information against you as well.

If you are questioned, investigated or arrested and are asked what happened by others, it is usually best, and in your own best interests, to simply say that you cannot talk about it.

When You Have One Call, Make It Marcilliat & Mills PLLC

We offer a free initial consultation to anyone facing state or federal criminal charges in North Carolina. Contact our firm or call us toll free at 919-838-6643 to schedule an appointment at our Raleigh office with a Wake County defense lawyer today. Talk to an attorney before you talk to anyone else about the criminal charges you face.

North Carolina v. J.S.
Indecent Exposure
Potentially Facing: 30 days in Jail
Result: Case Dismissed

Marcilliat & Mills PLLC acted quickly, meeting with the DA’s office to mitigate on behalf of their client, who had no prior criminal history. The Defendant had cooperated fully with the officer. At defense counsel’s prompting, the ADA spoke with his Law Enforcement Officers and determined that Defendant had been through enough already. Dismissed on the first court date.