Do not speak with anyone about your matter without your attorney present. No matter what.
Do not speak with a police officer or detective or anyone about your matter other than an attorney.
If anyone, including police officers, detectives, or other detained individuals who may be also be in custody, asks to speak with you about what happened, please say out loud, "I invoke my right to remain silent and request to speak with my lawyer."
Be aware that your phone calls are likely being recorded. Your calls with an attorney are protected under the attorney-client privilege. Other calls are not protected.
When you contact us, please provide as much of the following information that you have:
- Date of birth
- Booking number (if known)
- Case number (if any)
- Your location (station, precinct, jail, car)
- All charges you have been told might be brought
- The name and contact information of a friend or relative whom you would like us to contact and inform of your location
- The name of anyone we may call if needed to secure bail for your release if needed
- Any additional information that you can provide about what has transpired.
And again – do not speak about your matter to anyone at all prior to speaking with an attorney. If you have already done so, don't continue. If asked to discuss your matter more, state, out loud, “I invoke my right to remain silent and want to speak with an attorney.”
If you or a loved one has been arrested, call us now at 213.375.0000.