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A criminal arrest is a frightening, life-changing event. You are right to look for legal advice if you have been accused or arrested on suspicion of a crime, no matter how minor or major it may seem. Even if you are under investigation but have not been charged with a crime yet, you should get an attorney on your side as soon as possible.

One of the most important aspects of defending yourself after an arrest is to know and understand your constitutional rights, including:

  • The right to a fair process as you move through the criminal justice system
  • Equal treatment under the law regardless of who you are
  • The right to be informed of your Miranda rights before a police interrogation
  • The right to remain silent and refrain from self-incrimination
  • Protection from searches without warrants
  • Protection from personal and property searches without probable cause
  • Protection from warrants and arrests by law enforcement agents without justifiable reasonable suspicion
  • The right to know what the charges are against you
  • The right to an attorney
  • The right to face witnesses in a defense hearing or trial
  • The right to reasonable bail
  • The right to be considered innocent until proven guilty
  • In case of a conviction, the right to sentencing suitable to the crime

I am attorney Chris Blaylock in Santa Monica and I am available to advise you of your rights after an arrest or during a criminal investigation in California. Applying these rights to your unique circumstances is what I am prepared to do once you contact me.

At all states of a defense case, I am aggressive for my clients, fighting for their rights every step of the way. I work to ensure that clients receive answers and information in a timely manner, always confident in the direction of their cases and what to expect during each stage. I am committed to providing a personalized approach to criminal defense advocacy.

Your Rights Matter At The Law Offices of C.W. Blaylock

There is no time to waste if you are suspected of a crime. Perhaps you realize an incident may result in criminal charges although “nothing has happened yet.” Know your rights before it is too late. For your own protection, do not simply “wait to see what happens next.” Get a defense lawyer’s answers and help now after a criminal arrest or when you are under suspicion of a crime. To schedule a free consultation, call 310-773-3311 or send an email inquiry through this website.