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The Constitution of the United States of America, as well as the New York Constitution provide those accused of a crime or under investigation certain rights that the state must obey. The first and I believe most valueable one is the Right to Remain Silent. When you are being questioned by a law enforcement official, it is natural to want to explain your side of the story and show them that you are innocent. This is a huge mistake. The police and ACS have one job- arresting people. Their attitude is to arrest anyone who admits anything and let the court figure it out. This is why it is so important to not speak to investigating officers if you believe they are there to investigate you.


An additional right that is treasured is the Right to an Attorney. This is guranteed by law if you cannot afford one. When facing criminal charges you should obtain the best possible defense that your resources allow. Your life and liberty are on the line and it is important that your attorney pay attention to your case. All of the evidence should be reviewed and demanded from the prosecution and all possible negotiations should take place before the matter is on for trial.


The Right to a Fair Trial is also one of the hallmarks of our criminal justice system. The jury should be made up of your peers and your attorney should make sure that the judge treats you fairly. You also have the opportunity to testify on your own behalf if you chose to. This is a very important decision that has a major impact on the trail and should be done only after consultation with your attorney.


At The Law Offices of Michael S. Discioarro, LLC, we protect our clients to the end. If you have been charged or are under investigation, Contact us at 917-519-8417 and let us put our experience to work for you.