Do I have to answer questions from police when I am pulled over or arrested?

When you are pulled over or arrested for a criminal offense, police may take you in for questioning and may try to ask you for details about the alleged or suspected crime. However, you do not have to submit to any questioning if you do not wish to and can invoke your right to remain silent. You may also request to call a lawyer or have one appointed for you to be present during your questioning. Having a lawyer present can help to protect you from self-incrimination or from saying things that could hurt your case later on.

For a confidential consultation regarding your case and your legal rights, do not hesitate to contact a Dallas criminal lawyer at the Law Offices of Mark T. Lassiter today at 214-845-7007.