After an arrest, don’t panic: Call an attorney

Imagine that you are accused of a crime by the police. Doesn’t matter if they pulled you over in your car or if they stopped you on the street — just imagine how anxious and scared you would feel. The force of the legal power the police have could ruin your career and dampen your future prospects, let alone deal you extensive penalties in the short term. Amidst all this fear and anxiety, what would you do? How would you react? What is someone supposed to do in that situation?

The last thing you want to do is panic and do something rash. Instead, remember your rights. Stay silent and reach out to an attorney the second you are able to. With an experienced criminal defense lawyer by your side, you will feel more secure in how your case will proceed.

The Law Office of James M. Burns has helped people in southwest Alabama and northwest Florida with their criminal cases for many years. We have a breadth and depth of knowledge in criminal matters that includes:

  • White collar crimes, such as fraud and tax evasion
  • Drunk driving and drugged driving charges
  • Violent crimes, such as assault
  • Weapons charges

If you have been arrested by the police and are wondering what comes next, please consult with us. We want to help you understand the legal process that awaits you. Then, we want to help mitigate the prosecution’s attacks and protect your rights as an accused person and as an individual.