Have you been arrested or are you a suspect in a criminal investigation? It is essential to understand your right to an attorney and to know when to request your lawyer.

If you have been arrested or are being questioned by the police, you can request an attorney be present at any time. The police have a right to complete your booking before you are allowed to use the telephone, but you also have the right to be represented by an attorney during all of the critical stages of your case. Be careful about speaking without your attorney. If you choose to answer any questions or say anything without your attorney present, your statements will most likely be used against you in court.

This is why it is important to consult a lawyer as soon as possible. At The Law Firm of Walter K. Schreyer, we are a full-service law firm that can assist in your criminal defense. Call (888) 511-2837 to schedule a consultation. Our attorneys also help New Jersey residents with cases concerning family law, personal injury, and workers’ compensation.


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