Being under investigation for a criminal offense, or actually being charged with one, is generally a life-changing event. Your freedom is at risk and you may lose your reputation, your family and even your job. Depending on the nature of the charge, if you criminal matters can also affect child custody and visitation of your children.
Rights of criminal defendants
No matter what the charges are, all criminal defendants are entitled to vigorous protection of their constitutional rights. One of those rights is the right to remain silent granted by the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. constitution.
Anyone who has every watched a crime-related television program is familiar with the Miranda warning. Law enforcement personnel must read this to people upon arresting them and before interrogation can proceed. The specific words of the warning are:
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say or do can be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney….”
At the Law Offices of Pahoua C. Lor, we urge everyone to remember this. If you are ever arrested, remain silent and contact our office immediately at (559) 840-2780.
You need a tough advocate fighting for your rights
Attorney Pahoua Lor is a tough advocate that will fight aggressively for your rights. She will do everything possible to see that you receive all of the constitutional protections afforded you under the law. She will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case and raise all possible defenses. Some of the charges she defends include, but are not limited to:
- Drunk driving offenses (DUI)
- Assault and Battery
- Domestic violence
- Theft offenses
- Drug offenses
- Vehicular manslaughter