Anyone who is arrested should remain silent! This means do NOT answer any questions asked by the police. Politely say, “I want a lawyer,” and contact a criminal defense lawyer as soon as possible. Maintain that request again after being arrested. It is important to remember that police officers are trained to investigate crimes and gather evidence to build a case against you.
Believe it or not, but most people provide the evidence needed to convict themselves to the police through confessions, statements, or other evidence. While it is always a good idea to be cooperative with law enforcement, it is important to do so in a controlled setting where you have access to competent legal advice.
Our criminal defense attorney in Bismarck is well aware of the inequality of power and material resources in the North Dakota criminal justice system. The State of North Dakota and United States Government take advantage of an extensive staff of lawyers, police and agents, sophisticated crime labs and experts, and a huge budget provided by the taxpayers. This gives them a tremendous advantage because the legal system is based on the premise that “the whole truth” is that presented at the trial. If a person accused of a crime cannot challenge the government’s case, or submit his or her own witnesses, then the jury by default will probably accept as true whatever evidence the prosecutor produces.
At the McCabe Law Firm, we work to level the playing field with the government’s vast resources and provide outstanding legal advice, representation and results to clients accused of state and federal crimes throughout North Dakota. Our Criminal defense attorney in Bismarck, ND, recognizes the importance of defending the rights of the accused and uses all available means to ensure that our clients receive high caliber legal representation and access to justice. Our clients come from all walks of life and need a law firm staffed with an experienced, creative criminal defense lawyer who gets results. We have earned an outstanding reputation in North Dakota criminal law circles through hard work and experience. We are known for our efforts to repair an often unjust criminal justice system.
In addition to an acute understanding of both North Dakota and federal criminal law and procedure, we have learned that communication is sometimes half the battle when representing clients accused of crimes. Clients need to know where they stand at all times to consider all of their options properly. Our criminal defense lawyer in Bismarck, ND, strives to be approachable, responsive, efficient, and effective.