What Do You Do When You Are Suspected Of A Crime?
Take No Chances. Hire An Experienced Attorney.
If you have been contacted by a law enforcement officer, assume that you are the subject of a criminal investigation. In most cases, you probably are. If you have been contacted, call the law office of Mark C. Cogan, P.C. in Portland immediately at 503-549-1077.
If police are being investigated, they get legal representation immediately. Why not you?
Police are not exempt from the criminal justice system, and they could find themselves in your shoes. It is important to note two things that police officers always do when they suspect that they may be under investigation:
- Invoke their Fifth Amendment right to remain silent
- Take advantage of their Sixth Amendment right to an attorney
Why do police officers do these two things? They know how unfairly people who are suspected of a crime are treated by law enforcement, prosecutors and judges in the legal system.
Start Building Your Case. They Are.
From the moment that investigators determine you are a suspect, they will start building a case against you. Police will utilize a number of tactics that are considered legal under Oregon law, including making false assurances and tricking you into giving consent for a search that should have required a warrant.
No matter what they say or how genuine they seem, police officers are not on your side. They are not your friends. They are not acting in your best interests. They are not going to do what they can to help you out of a difficult situation.
If you want this kind of protection, you need to hire a criminal defense lawyer immediately.
Don’t Wait Until It Is Too Late
Contact us the moment that you believe you are or could be under investigation. We promise to do everything in our power under the law to protect your rights and interests throughout the investigation. We ARE on your side. It is always better to start building your defense as early as possible.