A jailhouse is, by design, an extremely uncomfortable place to be. If you are ever arrested, you will likely not want to spend one minute longer in custody than necessary. Law enforcement authorities understand this fact, and they try to use it to their advantage.
If you are charged with committing a crime, the police may try to get you to confess your guilt. They may tell you that signing a confession is in your best interests and that the sooner you sign, the sooner you can go home. However, in reality, you can better serve your own cause by having legal representation present prior to revealing anything to the police.
You can help yourself a great deal if you invoke your right to have legal counsel before questioning. For one thing, the attorney will be able to shield you from being directly interrogated by the police. The attorney can also advise you on your best course of action moving forward.
In addition to buffering you from the pressure applied by the police, the attorney could also help you make bail arrangements so you can be released from custody and go home.
All of this is best done in a timely fashion. By contacting a criminal defense attorney at the earliest possible moment, you not only may spend less time in jail, but you give the attorney a better opportunity to start working on finding evidence that helps your case.
At the Johnson & Johnson law firm, we realize the importance of acting quickly and working decisively when coming to the aid of a client. On this website, you can read about our approach to defending those who been issued criminal charges.