Knowledge Is Power: Know Your Rights
- You have the right to remain SILENT. Use it.
- You have the right to refuse consent to search. Use it.
- You have the right to walk away if you are not under arrest. Ask the office, “Am I under arrest?” If he says no, tell him or her that you would like to leave. If the officer stops you, don’t resist, but remain silent to avoid self-incrimination.
- You have the right to a lawyer. Request one and tell the officer you need to speak to your lawyer before continuing with an questioning. Call our legal team for a free consultation and legal help.
Get in touch with us by calling (503) 395-2135! We would be happy to review your case with no obligation or risk to you.
Why You Need a Portland Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have just been arrested or accused of a crime, this is the most crucial and dangerous period of time for you. This is the time when you are scared and nervous, and when the system has a huge advantage over you.
Remember that YOU DON’T HAVE A LAWYER YET.
This is when people get themselves into trouble thinking that they can talk their way out of the situation. You cannot. No matter how much it seems that the officer wants to help you, he does not. Remain silent, don’t give consent for anything, and call our Portland criminal defense lawyers at Siefman Law LLC as soon as possible for a free consultation.
What to Do After an Arrest in Oregon
Your behavior is very important; do not flunk the attitude test. You need to remain calm and polite. Do not interfere with the officer’s duties, or you may be accused of obstruction of justice (Exercising your rights listed above is NOT considered interference or obstruction of justice).
Do not lie or give false information or documents. Make an accurate record of the events as you remember them, as well as a list of witnesses or others who may have information that could be relevant to your case. With the help of a skilled Portland criminal defense attorney, you can have the strategies and resources needed to fight any allegation against you.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has a wealth of information on your rights and how to deal with the police. The ACLU offers a card that you can print and keep in your wallet. Click here.
Criminal Cases We Handle
Our firm represents criminal defendants in a wide range of felony, misdemeanor, and violation-level criminal charges, including:
- Administrative license hearings
- Driving while suspended
- Drug crimes
- Violations of The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act
- White collar crimes
- Computer crimes
- Domestic violence
- Sex crimes
- Probation violations
- Parole violations
- Traffic offenses
Contact Siefman Law LLC for a FREE Consultation
Our Portland criminal defense attorneys are passionate about your future, and we care about results. Our trial lawyers have provided legal counsel in hundreds of criminalcases, and they are ready to use that experience to help you secure your future!
Every single criminal case is unique. The smartest thing you can do when you are up against criminal allegations is to contact us for a free case evaluation. This will allow us to review the specific facts of your case and recommend a course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.
For personalized legal defense strategies, call us today. Request your FREE case review at (503) 395-2135.