Once The Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates are retained as your law firm, we take an aggressive stance to defend your case. Do not speak to any authority regarding your case without your lawyer present.
We advise all clients to remain silent regarding their suspected criminal involvement when contacted by law enforcement, media, or any other source. It is natural to believe that you can convince someone of your innocence or talk your way out of the situation.
Stress, exhaustion, and pressure will prevail. In most cases, speaking directly with law enforcement agents will hinder your ability to present the best possible defense. Law enforcement and other agencies might contact you during this time. Please remember this advice and know that it is in your best interest to remain silent.
The defendant makes his first court appearance at Arraignment where he or she is told of the charges being brought against him or her. The defendant is also notified of his rights under the law, and can choose to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty. It is key to have hired an attorney before arraignment to ensure that you are advised of your rights and fully represented.