Know Your Rights in Oregon
Because of countless TV shows and movies, you're probably at least vaguely familiar with the phrase "Miranda rights" and the statement, "you have the right to remain silent." In Oregon, and the rest of the United States, you are given certain rights to protect yourself during a criminal investigation. Your rights to remain silent, to avoid self-incrimination, and to have an attorney are essential to remember when you are arrested or being interrogated by a law enforcement officer. Unsolicited statements made by you, as the defendant, are not protected under the constitutional rights listed in the Miranda warning. Statements made when you are pulled over during a traffic stop prior to an arrest also may be used against you at a later time. Your right to remain silent and secure the legal counsel of an attorney can make a huge difference in your case. Speak with a Hillsboro and Portland criminal defense lawyer to gain a full understanding of your rights.
Protect Your Rights With a Hillsboro, Beaverton, and Portland, Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer
In the United States and Oregon justice systems, one important principle is that you are innocent until proven guilty. This means that the prosecutor holds the responsibility of proving that a defendant is guilty. It does not mean that hard work to defend your case is unnecessary. The prosecution may be very aggressive in their efforts to ensure that you are convicted. At The Law Office of Casey Kovacic, LLC, we will engage all available resources to ensure that your rights are protected. We can decrease the likelihood of a conviction by working hard to build a strong defense strategy. Our proactive technique can provide the jury with enough reasonable doubt to find the defendant not guilty of the alleged charge.
Exercise Your Rights
Police officers work hard to make you admit to your alleged wrongdoing. All interrogating questions are for the purpose of developing a case against you. If you are asked any incriminating questions, you should politely respond that you cannot answer these questions until after you consult your attorney. At any point, you can stop and ask to speak with an Oregon criminal defense lawyer before proceeding. Your lawyer can be present throughout interrogation and can assist you through the process. If you cannot afford a lawyer, a public defender will be assigned to represent you.
Whether your case involves drug crime charges, domestic violence, DUI, or any other felony or misdemeanor, we can provide you with the support you need. You can enlist the representation of The Law Office of Casey Kovacic for our committed service. We are dedicated to providing excellent customer service to each of our clients. Our firm knows and understands all of your rights and can ensure they are not violated during the legal process. Contact us today for more information.
Casey Kovacic is an Oregon criminal defense and expungement lawyer practicing in the greater Portland, Oregon metropolitan area. He handles every type of Oregon state criminal case and helps clients clear their records. He brings an unwavering commitment to pursuing a fair and just outcome for every client he defends.