Monday, January 5, 2015

Know Your Rights as a Criminal Defendant in Ca

  • You do not have to answer any questions at any time.  Anything that you say can be used against you in court.  You are entitled to have your attorney present when anyone asks you any questions about your case.  You should talk to your lawyer even before you talk to a doctor, psychologist, or psychiatrist about your case.
  • You are entitled to an attorney of your choosing for all interviews and court proceedings.  If you cannot afford a private lawyer of your own, the court will appoint the Public Defender for you.
  • Do not talk to anyone other than your lawyer about your case without your attorney's prior consent.
  • If you are in custody speak only to your lawyer in the attorney-client conference room or in Confidential Legal Mail.  All telephone calls, visits, and mail to your family and friends are monitored and recorded by the Sheriff.  Other inmates may be informants and use your information to help them in their case, and the intercoms in the cells are used for recording conversations between inmates.
  • If you have been charged with a sex crime and are in custody, for your own safety, do not tell other inmates what you have been charged with.

Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney in California

Andrew Lloyd - Defense Attorney
Located at: 1111 Town & Country Road Suite 49 Orange CA 92868

Available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week for emergencies
Free Consultation
Phone: (714) 541-5055

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