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What Should You Do If You Are Arrested in Florida?

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Being arrested for a crime can be terrifying. Whether you were involved in the crime or just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, you may find yourself in need of an experienced Orlando criminal lawyer. At McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A., we can help. Attorney Neal T. McShane has more than 30 years of experience defending clients in Florida. From the moment you seek our help, we work tirelessly to protect your rights.

What should you do if you are arrested in Florida?

If you are arrested for a crime in Orlando, remember that any verbal or written statements you make can be used against you in court. Therefore, we recommend that you:

  • Contact an experienced criminal attorney. After being arrested for any type of crime, remain calm. Once you have been booked, consult with a skilled attorney in Orlando immediately. Your lawyer can advise you of your rights and ensure that those rights are protected. By law, if you cannot afford a lawyer, one will be provided for you. However, public defenders often handle many cases at once and may be unable to provide you with the attention and representation you need.
  • Do not answer any questions. With the exception of basic information (such as your name and address), do not answer any questions without first speaking with an attorney or having your lawyer present. In fact, the moment you request the attorney of your choice, according to the law, all police questioning must stop.
  • Do not sign any documents. Never sign or agree to anything without your lawyer present.
  • Tell your lawyer everything. In criminal defense cases, every detail counts. Also, you should inform your attorney if any law enforcement official attempts to coerce you into signing anything — whether through trickery, threats or force.

Help us help you in your Orlando criminal case

You have the right to remain silent when the police bring you in for questioning or place you under arrest. If you choose to answer their questions or volunteer information against the counsel of your attorney or without your lawyer present, you do so at a risk.

At McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A., our criminal attorney in Orlando, Florida strives to protect your rights and reputation through meticulous, knowledgeable legal counsel. Defense lawyer Neal T. McShane, a former prosecutor for the state of Florida, has more than 30 years of experience handling criminal law cases — from both sides of the courtroom.

Contact a skilled criminal lawyer in Orlando, Florida

Knowledge and experience are valuable tools in the practice of law. If you or a family member is facing criminal charges, you can rely on our seasoned attorney at McShane & McShane Law Firm, P.A. in Orlando. Call us at 407-648-1500 or contact us online today to discuss your case. There is no charge for your first visit. Se habla español.

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