“the police arrested me in Buffalo New York and I didn’t do anything wrong! Are they allowed to do that?”

The Tabashneck Law Firm provides passionate criminal defene with Buffalo Criminal Attorneys who fight for clients in criminal cases


First, clearly, more information is required for any Criminal Defense Lawyer in Buffalo New York

to analyze the particular situation you have encountered. That being said, it may be helpful to provide a very brief overview regarding what police need to justify an arrest.

Criminal lawyer buffalo new york should know a police officer is authorized to arrest any person whom they have probable cause to believe committed an offense. An officer is not necessarily required to actually witness a crime to have probable cause (unless in the case of a violation). In other words, police may justify an arrest based on what a third-party told them. However, this could present an issue once the accusatory instrument is filed. Criminal lawyer buffalo new york at that point could object to the accusatory instrument based on facial insufficiency where the information is based on hearsay. Although, to be clear, this is a separate topic entirely.

Bottom line, regardless of what you may say to an officer in your defense, if police have probable cause to arrest you they almost certainly will. For this reason, it is almost always a bad idea to speak with police. It is extremely risky and generally police are able to extract incriminating evidence which greatly increases the likelihood the accused will be convicted of a crime.

Even statements that support your innocence could potentially hurt your case down the line. For this reason, you should not say anything to the police without first getting a Criminal lawyer buffalo new york

If you are facing criminal charges or in the middle of a criminal case and need an attorney contact Andrew Tabashneck for a free consultation

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