What To Do If You Are Arrested

If you have been arrested in Florida, the decisions you make now can have a significant effect on the outcome of your case. Before you do or say anything, discuss your case with an experienced criminal defense attorney.

At the law firm of Damore, Delgado & Romanik in Daytona Beach, Florida, we offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and answer your questions if you have been charged with a crime or are the subject of a criminal investigation, but have not been charged.

Here are some important things to remember:

  • Don't discuss your case with police or anyone else. It is understandable if you want to explain to police or others "what really happened." However, doing so could only make your situation worse. Anything you say to your lawyer is protected. Anything you say to anyone else could be used against you. Learn more: Why you shouldn't talk to police.
  • Don't assume police are telling the truth. It is common for police to claim to have evidence that they don't have. Their goal is to pressure you into talking. In reality, police may not have enough evidence to charge you with a crime unless you give it to them. A lawyer can find out what evidence police actually have.
  • Don't plead guilty. Even if you think you are guilty of the charges, there is always something an experienced defense attorney can do to improve your situation. It may be possible to resolve your case without the stigma of a criminal conviction.

In many cases, there are things your lawyer can do that you cannot. For example, if you are accused of domestic violence, contacting the alleged victim could result in additional criminal charges. When appropriate, our attorneys can discuss the case with the alleged victim and the court to negotiate a favorable resolution.

Free Consultation With A Daytona Beach Criminal Defense Attorney

The attorneys of Damore, Delgado & Romanik will use their experience, knowledge and advocacy skills to defend you. For a free consultation about a criminal case, call us at 386-492-8694 or send us an email. We have offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand and Altamonte Springs.