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Five Tips When You Are Being Investigated Or Charged By The Police With A Criminal Offence

Updated: Mar 10

Being charged with a crime can put you in a tight spot that might seem impossible to overcome. While it’s only natural to feel agitated, upset, and/or anxious, it’s essential to develop a strong case to defend your charges. To ensure that your case is represented in its best light, it’s ideal to enlist the services of an experienced and knowledgeable criminal lawyer to assist you with the proceedings. To get a positive outcome, it’s also essential that you follow some tips and guidelines when you’re dealing with a criminal charge. To ensure that you have all the information you need, the Bhardwaj Law Office has listed five tips to help you when you are being investigated or charged by the police with a criminal offence. Keep reading to know what they are.

Tip no. 1: Never speak to or make a statement to the police. No matter how pressured you are, it’s important that you stay silent when with the police. Making any sort of statement to the police won’t be helpful as they cannot acquit you. Speaking with the police is never a good thing and will always hurt your case. 

Tip no. 2: Immediately speak to a criminal lawyer to get advice. Enlisting the services of an experienced and expert criminal lawyer to represent you is essential to ensure that your case is best represented. A lawyer who knows the ins and outs of the legal process will be able to give you the best advice and get you the best outcome possible. 

Tip no. 3: Do not speak about the case to anyone other than your lawyer.  To ensure that your words and statements are not used against you, it’s important that you do not speak with anyone about the case and its details. You could unwittingly make anyone you speak to a witness, and this will only make your case weaker. 

Tip no. 4: Never consent to a search of your property. It’s not wise to consent to a search of your home, your car, your telephone, your computer, or any of your property, as anything found could be deliberately used as evidence against you. 

Tip no. 5: Do not carry your phone if you are arrested. If called on to turn yourself in to the police to be arrested, never bring your cell or smartphone. The police will confiscate your phone as evidence, and it will be searched.  Any evidence found on the phone will be used in evidence against you. 

If you’re looking for a trustworthy criminal lawyer in the GTA, ON, reach out to me at Bhardwaj Law Professional Corporation. As an experienced lawyer with over twenty years of practice, I offer dedicated criminal law services and I am committed to helping my clients navigate through the law proceedings and giving them the best outcome possible. I can offer my assistance with different types of cases, including impaired driving, theft, shoplifting and fraud, drug offences, sexual assault, domestic assault, and other crimes of violence, to clients across Toronto, Mississauga, Vaughan, Brampton, Guelph, Oakville, Caledon, Etobicoke, Kitchener, Waterloo, Milton, and the surrounding areas.

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