Obtaining Legal Representation
After criminal charges or an arrest you are entitled to telephone a lawyer, friend or family member to notify them of your arrest. You have the right to consult with a lawyer and have him or her present when the police question you. You should remain silent until your lawyer is present, since any statements you make can be used as evidence against you.
If you cannot afford to hire an criminal lawyer, you are entitled to a court-appointed criminal attorney. The Court may appoint a private criminal lawyer, a criminal lawyer from a legal aid society, or a public defender. The police are required to advise you of these rights before questioning you. Ordinarily, the arresting officer provides these warnings during the confusion of the arrest. These rights are critical to your criminal defense attorney later on.
Even if you refused a criminal lawyer at the time of arrest, you retain the right to have a lawyer present at any time after your arrest. You should always seek the assistance of a top Chicago criminal lawyer.
If a family member or friend, who has been charged with criminal charges or arrested, calls you, remind him or her that they have a right to an attorney and to call one right away, and that they are NOT required to respond to police questioning until an attorney is present.
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Constitution of the State of Illinois – Article 1: Bill of Rights