New York Criminal Defense Attorney
Being arrested in New York can be a frightening experience. Especially if you have never encountered law enforcement or the criminal justice system before, it is easy to feel powerless in the hands of the police. Much of the fear and anxiety associated with an arrest comes from not knowing what to expect from moment to moment, and not having any idea about what you are supposed to do to help yourself. Having an attorney on your side changes all of that in an instant. Phillip J. Murphy can help you understand your situation and know what to expect from the process. More importantly, you will have a knowledgeable, experienced New York criminal defense attorney working hard to protect your rights and get you the best outcome possible in your given situation.
Contact Phillip J. Murphy, Attorney at Law, for sound legal advice and professional, effective representation in any of the following areas:
Call an attorney for the best help after an arrest
The first call you make after an arrest should be to an experienced New York criminal defense attorney. A common reaction might be to call family or friends for emotional support, or to call a bail bonds company to get out of jail as soon as possible. But the truth is that the things you say and do (and more importantly, the things you DON’T say and do) in the minutes and hours after an arrest can greatly impact your chances of achieving a successful resolution of your case, whether that involves getting the charges dismissed or reduced, getting probation, winning an acquittal at trial, or obtaining some other favorable result. Call an attorney first to make sure you start off on the right track toward success in your case. Your attorney can help you notify family, friends or your employer as needed, and your lawyer may be able to get you released from jail without having to put up any bail money, or at a lower amount than if you were unrepresented. Having an attorney representing you can also help you get a lower rate from the bail bond company, if bail is required.
Talking to the police or others in the jail without speaking to a lawyer first can be disastrous to your case, as anything you say can be used against you in court. The police aren’t interested in “clearing things up” or “getting the facts straight.” Their goal in interrogating you is to obtain incriminating or inconsistent statements that make you look guilty. Don’t help the police build their case against you. Stand by your right to have an attorney present, and call Phillip J. Murphy in New City for immediate assistance.
Get Immediate Help with your Downstate New York Arrest
Phillip J. Murphy, Attorney at Law, serves clients throughout Downstate New York and the Lower Hudson Valley in Rockland, Westchester and Orange counties. Call 845-639-6600 anytime for immediate help from an experienced and successful New York criminal defense attorney.