Know Your Rights

As a person charged with a criminal offense, you have Constitutional Rights.

Do NOT panic!

Here are two basic rules of practice:

First Rule:

  • DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR CASE!! The less a person says about his/her situation the better.
  • DO NOT TALK with any Investigator or Officer without an ATTORNEY under any circumstances!!

Second Rule:

  • CONTACT an Attorney ASAP!!
  • There is no substitute for an Attorney who is an Experienced Criminal Defense Specialist.
  • Early consultation with Silverstein & Mattson, P.A. can generate the preservation of potentially important defense evidence, opportunities to reduce sentence exposure, and the prompt use of private services, e.g., Investigator, Treatment Providers, Media Consultants, etc.