What happens when a suspect asks for a lawyer?

What happens when a suspect asks for a lawyer?

The suspect must “actually” request an attorney to end matters. In other words, the suspect must say something that is clear enough for a reasonable officer to interpret it as a request for a lawyer.

Do you have to talk to the police if you are suspected of a crime?

You do not have to talk to the police and if you are a suspect in a crime you should not talk to the police without speaking with a lawyer first. If you are suspected of a serious crime, you need a serious lawyer.

Can a suspect invoke the right to counsel?

The Court noted that if a suspect invokes the right to counsel at any time, the police must at once stop the questioning until a lawyer is present. (A suspect can also invoke the right to remain silent—see Is post-arrest silence enough to stop police questioning?)

Can a police officer lie to a suspect?

The police can and do lie to suspects to get them to talk. Do not fall for this. Insist on speaking to a lawyer and having a lawyer present before you answer any questions. Do not let the lies of the police pressure you into making an incriminating statement.

The suspect must “actually” request an attorney to end matters. In other words, the suspect must say something that is clear enough for a reasonable officer to interpret it as a request for a lawyer.

Do you have to talk to the police if you are a suspect?

Most lawyers would advise anyone who could be a suspect not to speak to the police until having spoken with counsel. Anyone who’s in trouble with the law, whether having already given up incriminating information or not, should consult an experienced criminal defense attorney.

The Court noted that if a suspect invokes the right to counsel at any time, the police must at once stop the questioning until a lawyer is present. (A suspect can also invoke the right to remain silent—see Is post-arrest silence enough to stop police questioning?)

Do you suspect that your attorney colluded with the other?

Mark Peterson you are so correct. All the details are worked out with the attorneys prior to the trial, and the trial is simply an orchestrated play for the record. In my case I was pro-se, and since the opposing attorney had no attorney to collude with, I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt that he colluded with his buddy,,,,the corrupt judge.