Arrested? New Client Resources
If you have been arrested, then it’s time to call Baginski Brandt & Brandt.
If you are charged with a crime you need an attorney
The police believe you are guilty. Whether or not you are guilty, do not talk to anyone other than your criminal attorney or your criminal attorney’s staff about the charges against you. Do not explain yourself. Do not discuss your situation with anyone. If you say something that you think is perfectly innocent, it may be possible to use what you said against you. Anyone can be called as a witness to testify against you, including friends, family, or cellmates. Don’t risk it – talk only to your criminal attorney.
If you are innocent you need an attorney
Feel confident that everything will be sorted out. Talking will not result in charges being dismissed, so do not discuss the case with anyone. Somebody thinks you are guilty and anything you say might make it more difficult for your criminal attorney to establish your innocence.
If you are guilty you need an attorney
Even if you feel you’ve done something wrong, you may be guilty of a less serious crime than what the police charged you with. If you are proven guilty, your criminal attorney can still be of help in getting you the best sentence possible.
What you need to do to help Yourself
Tell your attorney the whole story. You Must Be Completely Honest With Your Criminal Attorney.My job is to help you and I am not allowed to tell anybody what you have told me except to help you. If you have lied to me, I may take action on your behalf which will be impossible to correct when the truth comes out. If you have told me something that is not true, do not be afraid to tell me the truth now. I will not be angry at you. I need to know the whole truth so I can represent your best interests without being surprised later on after it’s too late to change my strategy. Behave Yourself
Keep your cool
Between your arrest and your trial, you must stay out of trouble. The last thing you need is to go to trial with another problem hanging over your head. Do not go and talk to potential witnesses. Do not try to justify yourself to anyone. Your friends don’t need to hear it and people who think you are guilty won’t believe it. The only person you should communicate with about your case is your criminal attorney.
If you are in a pre-trial detention center or jail
Be aware, telephone calls are monitored. Be aware that your incoming and outgoing mail may be opened and read. Mail to and from your criminal attorney will not be read if you write “Attorney Client Legal Mail” on the envelope. Be aware, you may have to get prior approval before your family will be allowed to visit you. If you want family members to visit, talk to detention center officials about getting them on your approved list of visitors and/or telephone numbers you are allowed to call. Be aware in order to purchase things in the commissary or make long distance telephone calls, you must have money deposited into your account with the detention center.
Whether you need a traffic lawyer or a criminal defense lawyer, we are here for you.