Four Keys To Creating A Strong Defense
At the Anchorage law firm of Kalamarides & Lambert, our criminal defense lawyers have been representing clients in complex and sensitive cases for decades. We know exactly what it takes to develop the strongest possible defense.
Here are a few key ways to protect yourself if you have been charged with any felony or misdemeanor in Alaska:
1. Don’t talk to the police. You have the right to remain silent, and it’s essential that you exercise this right. Don’t try to explain your side of the story to the arresting officer. You shouldn’t talk about the situation with friends, either, and you absolutely should not post anything on social media.
2. Call a lawyer immediately. Even if you merely suspect you may be under investigation, talk with an attorney right away. In some cases, the government will take its time building a case against you, waiting and watching for the right moment to issue an arrest. You need someone on your side, too, proactively fighting to defend your rights, even before the police knock on your door.
3. Take advantage of experts. Our firm has a network of skilled resources we can draw upon to help craft your defense. We can engage private investigators to interview witnesses, hire forensic experts to analyze evidence at the scene and call upon other professionals as needed to present the most compelling case we can on your behalf.
4. Use motions skillfully. We can file legal motions as appropriate to help protect you. For instance, if law enforcement violated your constitutional rights at any point, we may be able to file a motion to suppress or dismiss evidence. This can potentially make a very significant difference in the outcome of your case.
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