The Importance of Retaining a Leesburg Criminal Attorney
Understanding the dangers of talking to police without speaking to a criminal lawyer first
We have all seen the movies and TV shows where the police advise a person under arrest of his right to remain silent. Thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the Miranda case, Americans do have that right, along with the right to consult with an attorney before answering any questions. In real life, it is amazing how many people, after being advised of their rights, ignore them and go right ahead and talk to the police without first talking to a criminal lawyer.
If the police are arresting you, or suspect that you might have committed a crime, your freedom and liberty are at stake. When they ask you a question, you need to consider the consequences. Only an attorney experienced in criminal defense can quickly and accurately assess whether it is in your interest to cooperate and answer questions that might incriminate you.
In Northern Virginia and Loudoun County, an attorney who was formerly a prosecutor is best equipped to protect your rights. This is why Simms Showers LLP's Leesburg criminal defense law firm should be your first phone call when you are arrested or suspected of committing a crime.
Simms Showers LLP’s Caleb A. Kershner and William B. Mann, Leesburg criminal defense lawyers
Having served as a Commonwealth Attorney in Loudoun County, Caleb A. Kershner established his criminal defense law firm in Leesburg to help people navigate the criminal justice system. Whether you are innocent or guilty, you have the right to be treated fairly. Attorney Caleb A. Kershner has tried hundreds of criminal cases. He knows how the police and prosecutors think. That knowledge and experience in criminal defense can mean the difference between acquittal and conviction, or between probation and incarceration.
You can be represented by one of the best criminal defense lawyers in Leesburg
When asked by law enforcement officers if you want to speak with a lawyer, say yes. It cannot be held against you. In fact, it is often one of the smartest things you can say. Then contact criminal law attorney Caleb A. Kershner at Simms Showers LLP, conveniently located two blocks from the Loudoun County Courthouse.
Simms Showers LLP represents clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Leesburg, Sterling and the surrounding areas of Loudoun County as well as Arlington County, Clarke County, Frederick County, Fairfax County and Prince William County.