Police are at my Door…
Call an attorney at Motta & Motta to be connected with one of our top Chicago criminal defense attorneys 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Do not let the police in without a warrant and do not answer any questions until your criminal defense attorney is with you.
POLICE SEEKING TO QUESTION YOU?
Call (312) 281-9911 and ask a member of our defense team to be present during the questioning.
IF THE POLICE ARE AT YOUR DOOR, YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS:
Under various circumstances the police are allowed to lie to you. For example, they can tell you that a co-conspirator has confessed or that they have a witness or other evidence against you that you do not have. The best way to prevent someone from manipulating you into saying something that may later be used against you (no matter how harmless you may think the information may be) is to only answer questions when a criminal defense attorney is there to protect you.
Remember this Important Piece of Advice…
If you insist on not having criminal defense attorney with you when giving a statement to the police (again extremely un-advisable) DO NOT let the police officer write your statement for you or get you to sign the officer’s version of what you have just said.
The person questioning you knows exactly what they need you to say to best support a conviction and will surely have a purpose behind each and every question, despite how harmless or meaningless it seems when asked and will write the statement so that it touches on every element of the criminal charges that it can.
Moreover the officer may misinterpret what you have said ever so slightly that when you read the statement it seems close enough to what occurred or was said that you nonetheless sign it. This can happen to even the most intelligent person regardless of guilt or innocence. There is absolutely no requirement to put your statement in writing or that you sign someone else’s notes about your conversation; you should NEVER sign anything without an attorney reviewing it before hand.
Tell Police Officers to contact Motta & Motta LLC, and that you will speak with them as soon as an attorney on our criminal defense team is present.
A CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY AT MOTTA & MOTTA LLC IS AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY, 7 DAYS A WEEK TO ASSIST YOU WITH YOUR CRIMINAL LAW MATTER.
Contact the law offices of Motta & Motta LLC and an attorney will answer your questions. You can call or email us for a FREE case opinion.
Chicago Office Phone: 1-312-281-9911
Aurora, IL Office Phone: 1-630-844-2766
CRIMINAL PROCEDURE: RIGHTS OF ACCUSED 725 ILCS 5/103-1