You might feel that if you speak to the police now, you’ll get home, or they will treat you better, or everything will be resolved.
This is a common misunderstanding of what police do. They are not instructed to resolve cases or get to the truth or determine whether you are guilty or innocent. That is what courts do. The job of the police is much simpler – arrest you and gather evidence against you.
Some people think the police are the referees, but in criminal justice police are actually the other team. You never give the ball to the other team.
Contact a lawyer immediately and do not discuss your case with anyone but your lawyer.
- Free consultation with an experienced defense attorney
- Quick answers to your questions
- Experience in getting cases closed
If you have not yet been arrested by state police or federal agents, The Watson Law Office can negotiate terms of your surrender and be ready to have you bonded out quickly. If you have already been arrested, but not yet charged, we can schedule meetings with the screening prosecutors immediately to convince them not to file charges.
If you have already been charged, we can investigate your case and prepare it for trial. The stronger we build your case, the more likely the state will dismiss it long before it comes to trial. If your case is headed to trial, we will do everything we can to obtain the best possible outcome for your situation. While every case is different and there are no guarantees in criminal law, The Watson Law Office will work tirelessly to protect your rights.
Remember, it is not your responsibility to prove yourself innocent. The State has to prove you guilty, beyond a reasonable doubt, and it is not your job to help them. The State must do the hard work and the heavy lifting. The State must have their evidence organized. The State must obtain their witnesses. They cannot ask a jury to take away your liberty unless they have done everything perfectly, proved their case, and answered every question.
Our experience is in pointing out all the ways they cannot do this. Every case has its weaknesses. Let the Watson Law Office find them.