Know Your Rights | Drug Attorney Miami, FL
Federal investigations into drug related crimes often are done in secrecy and cast a wide net. You may be unaware that you are being investigated until agents knock on your door with a search warrant. Laws related to drug related crimes have severe penalties and discovering you are a person of interest in an investigation may cause you to panic. While you are under investigation, it may be difficult to remember that you live in the United States where citizens are guaranteed basic Constitutional rights. These are not suspended during a criminal investigation.
Agents may take advantage of your confusion and panic. It is important to know your rights. Perhaps most important, you have the right to speak to an attorney and to retain counsel to protect your rights.
Investigators have been known to threaten and intimidate suspects. You have the right not to incriminate yourself. You have the right to refuse to answer any incriminating questions. You need to consult an drug attorney Miami as soon as possible. You may ask to see the search warrant, and you have the right to ask that agents show proper identification. You must allow investigators to conduct legal searches and you must cooperate with reasonable requests. You have the right not to incriminate yourself.
Investigators will interview many people in conjunction with a case. You are protected by marital privilege, attorney/ client privilege, doctor/ patient privilege and clergy privilege. Evidence found during illegal searches and seizures is not admissible in court, and statements resulting from threats or intimidation also may not be admitted in court.
It is not easy for an individual to challenge the forceful assertions and actions of federal agents. You have the right to legal counsel and in these circumstances, you need the services of an experienced drug attorney Miami as soon as possible.