I might have a warrant for my arrest

Often, people who are being investigated want to talk to the police to explain things.  They wish for the best and hope that they can remove the possibility of an arrest or a warrant being issued.  The truth is talking with the police is almost always a bad idea if you’re the target.  Florida law, under Section 901.15, controls situations that arrests can be made.  In general, an officer can only arrest a person for a misdemeanor if the officer sees it happen.  There are exceptions. For felony crimes, officers can make an arrest without a warrant whenever there is probable cause.  Usually if officers don’t make an arrest at the time the alleged crime takes place or while in “hot pursuit” of a suspect, officers will often pursue an arrest warrant.

5th Amendment

Under the 5th amendment, you have the right against self-incrimination, which basically means you aren’t required to tell on yourself. The right to remain silent incorporated in the Miranda Warning comes from this right.  The right to an attorney that you hear of in the Miranda Warning comes from the 6th amendment.  You should always exercise these rights.  Remaining silent is probably the most valuable right you have.  You should immediately tell law enforcement that you’d like to contact your attorney.

If you or someone you know is being investigated for a crime, an experienced Ft Lauderdale defense attorney should be consulted. Call the law office of Richard Della Fera today for more information.