It is common for average citizens to feel intimidated by police officers. Their uniform is meant to accomplish this; from their badge to their gun and utility belt.
Savannah, GA (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
As a former Police Officer with the City of Memphis and a current Criminal Defense Lawyer in Savannah, GA Dennis O’Brien has experience on both sides of the Law. Dennis has a lot of insight regarding the initial interaction between the suspect and the police which he provides on his new website. This initial interaction and the decisions made by the suspect are critical to the criminal defense case. Recently he has provided three common ways citizens may misinterpret the law in the State of Georgia. These tips are as follows:
"It is common for average citizens to feel intimidated by police officers. Their uniform is meant to accomplish this; from their badge to their gun and utility belt,” Says Dennis O’Brien. “The fact is that these citizens do not have to talk to the police at all. That is their right under Georgia Law."
“I Can Explain This Situation Away” – Often people think that they can smooth talk their way out of a ticket or even an arrest. Nine times out of ten they will not be as successful as they might think. Police Officers are required to know every aspect of the Law, and more often than not they know more about the situation than a suspect might think. Police officers do not like being lied to, and they can usually tell if a suspect is trying to explain away a compromising situation. Instead of trying to explain things to the police it might be a better choice to seek the advice of an experienced criminal defense attorney.
“If I Do Not Let the Police Search My Car or Home, I Will Be Considered Guilty” – Many people believe that if they do not give a Police officer permission to search their automobile or place of residence, that a Police officer will have a suspicion of guilt and that they will proceed with an arrest. In order for a Police officer to carry out a search, they must either have probable cause or a search warrant. If the Police do not have either, they cannot complete a search without the suspect’s permission. If the suspect refuses they cannot be arrested for refusing the search.
“I Can Do Whatever I Like Online Without Any Accountability” – More cyber-crimes are being committed online than ever before in history. Law enforcement agencies know this, and as such they keep close watch on chat rooms and other types of adult websites. Just because someone is online does not mean that they can bully, threaten or harass another person without legal consequences. In the same way, just because someone is online in an adult chat room does not mean they can talk to and proposition another person in that chat room that might potentially be a minor without legal consequences. Sometimes just by making dumb assumptions or impulsive decisions a person can be accused of internet sex crimes.
Dennis O’Brien says, "There is no downside in talking to a lawyer before talking to the police. Before you subject yourself to police questioning, call me for a free confidential consultation."
Understanding the law in the State of Georgia can be complex and confusing, which is why so many citizens turn to O'Brien Law Firm PC to handle their criminal defense cases. Do not unknowingly forfeit any rights to a police officer before talking with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
About O’Brien Law Firm PC
O’Brien Law Firm PC is a successful criminal defense law firm in Savannah, GA. O’Brien Law Firm PC has an excellent track record in both misdemeanor and felony cases in Savannah, GA. As the founder of O’Brien Law Firm PC, Dennis O’Brien brings a dynamic approach in every case that he accepts, from felony drug cases to violent felony charges. As a former police officer he offers a unique criminal defense skillset and he personally completes a comprehensive investigation into each case. Visit O’Brien Law Firm PC at http://www.lawyerupsavannah.com, call them at (912) 704-5150, or visit their office at 33 Bull Street Suite 540, Savannah, GA 31401.