There is an old idiom that goes, "He who hesitates is lost." This idea can be applied to almost every aspect of our lives. Most people have had to pay the price for procrastinating. Sometimes our hesitancy costs us opportunities that have a limited time frame. In other cases, we may suffer the consequences of missing deadlines. However, one of the costliest times to hesitate is after being taken into custody and charged with a crime.
As soon as you are arrested and taken into custody, you are in a situation where time is of the essence. First, as soon as you are in custody, you may be pressured by the police to sign a confession for your alleged transgressions. At this point, the police have you at a disadvantage because they fully understand the laws and the consequences of a confession while you may not.
This is why it can be critical to contact an attorney to act as your legal representative. The longer you wait, the more time the police will have to break down your resistance to making a confession. An attorney can act as a buffer between you and the aggressive interrogation techniques employed by the authorities.
Your attorney can also inform you about your legal options and advise you on a course of action. Depending on your circumstances, a carefully considered defense strategy could make the difference between doing jail time and having your case dismissed.
You don't want to allow hesitation to leave you feeling lost when dealing with criminal charges. At the law office of Steven J. Moore, we work to help our clients achieve their best possible outcome. Please feel free to read over the pages on this website to learn how we may be able to serve you.