Anyone Who Is Arrested Should Remain Silent!
This means do NOT answer any questions asked by the police. Just politely
say “I want a lawyer,” and contact a criminal defense lawyer
as soon as possible. Maintain that request again after being arrested.
It is important to remember that police officers are trained to investigate
crimes and gather evidence to build a case against you.
Believe it or not, but most people provide the evidence needed to convict
themselves to the police through confessions, statements, or other evidence.
While it is always a good idea to be cooperative with law enforcement,
it is important to do so in a controlled setting where you have access
to competent legal advice.
McCabe Law Firm is well aware of the inequality of power and material resources
in the North Dakota criminal justice system. The State of North Dakota
and United States Government take advantage of an extensive staff of lawyers,
police and agents, sophisticated crime labs and experts, and a huge budget
provided by the taxpayers. This gives them a tremendous advantage because
the legal system is based on the premise that “the whole truth”
is that presented at the trial. If a person accused of a crime cannot
challenge the government’s case, or submit his or her own witnesses,
then the jury by default will probably accept as true whatever evidence
the prosecutor produces.