In facing any criminal accusation, you may feel confused and angry. You may want to try to cooperate with law enforcement, thinking it will help you in the long run. Unfortunately, a well-meaning, good person is still a suspect in the eyes of police investigators. They may ask you certain questions in an attempt to have you admit guilt. They may ask to conduct a search of your property.
Contact a Santa Monica criminal defense attorney before you submit to questioning, or before you allow police to search your property. The failure to do so may result in the police getting exactly what they want – an admission or proof of guilt. Unless the police have a legal search warrant, you do not have to give them permission to search your property.
A Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer at Okabe & Haushalter can help you if you are facing criminal charges, including DUI (driving under the influence), domestic violence, sex crimes (such as indecent exposure, prostitution, sexual assault or rape, luring a minor, sexual conduct with a minor, white collar crimes (like embezzlement, extortion, bribery, fraud), drug cases and juvenile cases. We can also help clients who are currently facing charges of federal crimes, assault and battery, being drunk in public, murder, grand theft (including grand theft auto) and weapons charges (possession, sale, distribution, assault with a firearm).
It is important to have a Santa Monica criminal defense attorney at your side if you are facing a criminal investigation or charges. Otherwise, you may find yourself in a situation where your cooperation was turned into self-incrimination. At Okabe & Haushalter, we are experienced criminal attorneys who thoroughly understand the California legislature and case law. We keep ahead of the curve on all new laws in order to provide the most effective and up to date representation possible. When you work with a criminal defense lawyer at our firm, you can count on our commitment to your case.
Contact a Santa Monica criminal defense lawyer at our firm to schedule your initial case consultation.