Arrested for a Crime? Call (617) 870-0907 Right Away
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have been protecting the constitutional rights of our Boston neighbors for nearly two decades. Led by Christopher DiBella, who knows criminal law cold after his years as a district prosecutor, our team is passionate about assisting you in every way possible. We understand that being arrested can be just the beginning of a nightmare, which could change the rest of your life.
If you are facing any type of criminal charges in Boston, call us immediately at (617) 870-0907. Schedule a free consultation to discuss your rights and how we can provide your defense.
Your Rights After an Arrest
When you are arrested, there is a specific process that law enforcement must follow. Getting arrested can be upsetting, but becoming agitated or abusive towards the police will only make your situation worse – and add to the charges that you are already facing. Remaining calm and respectful will help to keep the situation from escalating.
When you are placed under arrest in Boston, you will be read the Miranda warning, which will be similar to, if not identical to, the following: “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you by the court. With these rights in mind, are you still willing to talk with me about the charges against you?”
After this statement is read to you, anything you say becomes admissible as evidence against you. It is ALWAYS in your best interest to heed this warning, say nothing, and request a lawyer. Many people are convicted for saying something they thought was harmless at the time, which the prosecution turns against them.
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Understanding Criminal Law in Boston
There are thousands of laws that you can break, from federal laws to local Boston ordinances. Criminal law is complex, and there are specific processes that law enforcement must follow to prosecute you. As a private citizen, there is no reason for you to be aware of them. That is the job of a Boston criminal defense attorney. At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we examine each case on its own merits to determine if our client was lawfully detained or if there are grounds to request a reduction in the charges or to have the charges dismissed completely.
There are a many different criminal charges that you could face in Boston, including but not limited to:
- OUI, or OUI with injury
- Traffic violations
- Juvenile crimes
- Domestic violence
- Child endangerment
- Assault and battery
- Drug possession, sales, or trafficking
- Weapons charges
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Help Yourself and Protect Your Future
A criminal record will follow you for the rest of your life. It can have an impact on which jobs you obtain, your earning potential, the custody of your kids, and even where you can live. Retaining legal counsel will offer you the best possible outcome after an arrest in Boston. Don’t assume you can talk your way out of any charges or that the conviction will not alter the course of your future. Call DiBella Law Offices, P.C., at (617) 870-0907 to schedule a consultation. Our Boston office is located at 100 Cambridge Street, on the 14th floor, and we will be happy to discuss your situation and advise you on your best possible defense.