What to say or not to say upon being arrested or detained?
In the event of an arrest or detention in Canada, it is your legal right to consult with a lawyer immediately. The law obligates the police to inform you of this crucial right, regardless of whether you are under arrest or detained. The importance of exercising this right cannot be overstated, as speaking with a lawyer can provide invaluable legal guidance and clarify additional rights you may not be aware of, such as the right to remain silent.
Furthermore, a lawyer can assist in obtaining crucial information from police officers, including specifics about the alleged offence and any plans for a bail hearing. It's critical to understand that without legal advice, any statements that you make to the police could inadvertently harm your case.
Our criminal law firm offers round-the-clock 24 hour services, 7 days a week, with a commitment to respond to your calls promptly. By reaching out to us at 416-801-8799 or 416-577-9129, you will immediately be connected with a seasoned criminal defence lawyer boasting over 30 years of experience.
Our team includes Randall Baran and Marcel Buchler, both former Federal Prosecutors, who have dedicated their careers exclusively to the area of criminal law. They have an extensive track record of conducting numerous trials, both judge-only and judge-and-jury, at the Ontario Court of Justice and Superior Court of Justice levels.
By seeking their advice at the point of arrest or detention, you will safeguard against potentially self-incriminating statements that could be detrimental to you in the future. Additionally, they will gather pertinent information from you to prepare for a potential bail hearing, which could occur the day of your arrest or the following day.
As a leading criminal law firm in Canada, we encourage you to exercise your rights and seek immediate legal counsel in the event of an arrest or detention. Your rights are our priority, and our team is here to provide the advice and support you need to navigate through the complex legal process.