What Do You Do if You Are Accused of Domestic Violence?
If the police are investigating an accusation that you engaged in domestic violence, exercise your right to remain silent. Never talk to the police without having a lawyer present.
You have the right to remain silent even when the police do not advise you of that right. They only need to tell you about your right to remain silent if they arrest you and intend to interrogate you. Usually police want to question you before you are arrested so that they can avoid giving you a Miranda warning. Whether or not they tell you that the right exists, you always have the right to remain silent. Use it.
Do not worry that refusing to speak to the police will make you look guilty. The police already think you are guilty. They just want you to make their job easier by getting you to say something they can use against you.
Whether you are innocent or guilty makes no difference. Too many innocent people have been convicted of crimes because they decided to talk to the police, only to discover that the police twisted their words and used them to obtain a conviction.
Your lawyer will know how to talk to the police on your behalf. Never talk to the police without talking to a lawyer first. In most cases, your lawyer will advise you not to talk to the police at all.
Put a domestic violence defense attorney between you and the police. Before you talk to a police officer, talk to one of the experienced lawyers at Hamilton Grant. To make an appointment, call or submit our online Contact Us form. We have offices in Abilene, Corpus Christi, McAllen, Amarillo, Lubbock and Midland/ Odessa Texas.