In a recent case, our client was contacted by law enforcement about a crash
where the driver had left the scene. The vehicle was registered to our
client; the officer wanted to speak to him about the crash. Our client
called our office before speaking to the detective; we informed the detective
that our client would not make any statements if he was facing criminal
charges. We were then able to reach an agreement that our client would
make a statement if he was only charged with a civil infraction (traffic
ticket). Our client was then never charged or arrested for leaving the
scene and his civil infraction was dismissed.
Often, we are contacted by clients after they receive a call from law enforcement
demanding to speak with them about an alleged offense. It is never a good
idea to speak with law enforcement about a criminal charge without first
speaking to an attorney. We can speak to the officer on your behalf and
resolve whatever issue it is that they wish to speak to you about. It
is always best to deal with these calls quickly as it does no good to
put your head in the sand and even worse to make a false statement that
will surely result in your arrest. Law enforcement will often try to contact
you at night or on the weekend hoping you will talk to them without an
attorney. At Thomas & Paulk, P.A., we always have an attorney on call
to help, even on the weekend.
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