5 Things to Do After a Criminal or Traffic Charge in Maryland
1) Contact a criminal defense attorney that represents clients in the county or city in which you are charged in. As time passes, information and evidence may be destroyed and the longer you wait, the hard it may be for your attorney to obtain evidence that will assist in your defense. In addition, a criminal defense attorney may be able to advise you on actions you can take before the trial that will assist in your defense. Call the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 if you are facing criminal or traffic charges in Baltimore County, Harford County, Howard County, Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, or Ocean City, Maryland.
Call the Baltimore Maryland Criminal Defense Attorney G. Randolph Rice, Jr., at (410) 288-2900.
2) Don’t talk to anyone about your case. If you have a conversation with a family member or friend, that person is a potential witness and the State can subpoena that witness to court to testify against you. Also, you do not have to talk to the police at any point in time. You have a Constitutional right to remain silent, exercise that right. If you are going to talk to a police officer or detective, you want to make sure you have a lawyer present.
3) Compile a list of potential witnesses, their addresses and phone numbers. When you meet with your lawyer, the more information you can provide the attorney, the better that attorney can defend you in Court. A complete list of witnesses that may have witnessed the event or who can testify as to events that occurred after the alleged crime.
4) Try to ignore all of the non-attorney advice you are receiving from friends and family. Each criminal charge is different and you will only receive mixed messages from individuals that are not attorneys. All too often a person charged with a crime will take advise from a person who does not know the law of the specific facts of their case. Consult a private attorney as soon as possible and follow the instructions that attorney provides.
5) Because it is so important, we are going to mention it again, call an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon after the arrest to begin preparing your case. A lawyer can provide invaluable advice and guidance as to the best steps you should take after a criminal or traffic charge. Contact the Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC, at (410) 288-2900 for immediate criminal defense help.
Law Offices of G. Randolph Rice, Jr., LLC
6914 Holabird Avenue, Suite A
Baltimore, Maryland 21222
Call (410) 288-2900 for immediate legal help after a criminal or traffic charge.