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What Are Your Rights?

Dallas Drug Attorney Explains Your Miranda Rights

Being arrested and charged with a drug crime offense can be devastating. When facing serious criminal allegations, accused offenders should have a solid understanding of their rights, how they can exercise them, and how they can be used to build a stronger defense. While all charges vary depending on the unique and personal circumstances involved, all individuals accused of a crime are granted the same rights. The most important thing alleged offenders should remember is that the American judicial system is founded on the principle that everyone is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. As such, there are certain rights that they can exercise before, during and after an arrest. Some of the most notable include:

  • The right to remain silent
  • The right to have legal representation

As constitutional rights, alleged offenders can exercise these freedoms whenever they wish. In addition, law enforcement agencies must respect the rights of individuals and must not infringe upon them. By politely refusing to speak about your case until you have a lawyer present, you can provide yourself with a strong base from which your case can be worked free from self-incrimination.

Unlawful Search and Seizure
Those who stand accused also have the ability to exercise other crucial rights during the course of their case, investigation or arrest. For instance, the U.S. Constitution protects Americans from unlawful search and seizures, which means that law enforcement agencies must have a warrant before searching a private residence or property. There are some exceptions, however, and a qualified attorney can help you determine if officers made any violations when searching you or your property.

Trial by Jury
U.S. law also affords alleged offenders the right to trial by jury. This right can be an indispensable tool in the hands of a capable attorney, and The Law Office of G. Thayer Williamson always evaluates the potential merits of taking cases into the trial phase. If it can be determined that the best possible results rest on the fate of a jury verdict, I go above and beyond in my preparation for trial defense and in representing clients aggressively, creatively and resourcefully in court.

Learn How You Can Exercise Your Rights

It is no new knowledge that criminal law can be a conflicting, complex and highly technical field. When you also consider the fact that arrests create extreme emotional and psychological repercussions, it often becomes the case that many alleged offenders fail to remember or exercise their rights. By working with an experienced Dallas drug crimes lawyer from The Law Office of G. Thayer Williamson as soon as possible after your arrest, you can better ensure that your rights will be upheld and your legal process facilitated by capable hands.

When the time comes to fight back against law enforcement officers who infringe upon the rights of accused offenders, I fight vigorously to hold them accountable. If and when other rights can be exercised with successful results, I make sure to prepare meticulously before putting them into action. If you would like to learn more about your rights, how they may apply to your situation and how I can help, contact The Law Office of G. Thayer Williamson.

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Law Office of Thayer Williamson - Dallas Drug Crimes Lawyer
Located at 6060 N. Central Expy, Suite 560, Dallas, TX 75206.
Phone: (214) 865-7530.
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