Fighting Criminal Charges in Delaware
Serving Clients throughout Delaware & the Eastern Shore of Maryland
When you face criminal charges, you need help from a Delaware criminal defense lawyer who can manage the details of your case and help you obtain a favorable outcome. At Whitehead Law, we offer over 15 years of experience to every client to help them better understand their situation and make the best use of their legal options. Prosecutors and law enforcement can make you doubt your future. Our team knows better. Let us help you work toward the outcome that will best serve your interests.
Cases We Handle
While you are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors will do everything they can to ensure you receive the full punishment. At Whitehead Law, we take the time to help our clients get a better understanding of the charges and evidence filed against them so they can face legal proceedings with confidence. No matter how severe your charges may be, you can count on our team to stand by your side and fight for you.
We handle many criminal charges, including:
With thousands of cases handled, we understand what it takes to help you question the evidence and protect your future. There are a number of different solutions you may have available that could help you prevent being convicted of a crime. These could include community service, reduction of your sentence, or probation.
Being Mirandized During an Arrest
If a police officer asks for you to identify yourself, you do have to provide this. Usually, this can be done by simply handing the officer your ID or license and if you’ve been pulled over, your registration and insurance as well. You cannot decline to identify yourself if a police officer asks you to. You also may not resist arrest, even if you believe the arrest was unlawful.
Police officers MUST mirandize you when you are being arrested or the arrest may become void later. One of the most recognizable phrases when being mirandized is the "right to remain silent". They want you to answer because your answers will likely help them build a case against you. For example, you may be asked where you came from, what you were doing while there, and where you are going. You may be asked what you were doing on a particular day at a certain time, and police will frame these questions to make you feel like you have to answer them. You don’t. You can simply say “No comment.”
The police are not looking for information in your answers that will exonerate you — they are looking for answers that can be used to trip you up. Many people are shocked to find out later in court that what they told the police officer after being pulled over has been twisted to be used against them to incriminate them. You can never harm yourself by remaining silent and it is usually in your best interest to do so. Remember to always remain polite when declining to answer questions asked by a police officer — there’s no need to be rude and doing so could hurt your case.
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Your freedom is our priority. Let us help you build a strong case that helps you tell your side of the story in a compelling way. Whitehead Law has a track record of success, helping many clients to obtain favorable outcomes even in the face of what might seem like damning evidence. Don’t risk your future. Call an experienced Delaware criminal defense lawyer today to get started on your case.
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