When someone’s arrested, it is scary for both them, their family, their friends, everybody, because we just don’t know what’s going on.
A lot of times, as soon as someone’s arrested, there’s going to be four, six, eight hours, where we just can’t communicate with them. That’s the booking process, where they’re taken from wherever they’re arrested, to the jail. They go through a ton of paperwork. They’re given certain things. They can talk to a bail bondsman possibly, but you won’t even know what’s going on and that is scary. It’s that time where if you’ve got friends and family, you start talking to an attorney because the earlier you can get involved, the better.
The first person that gives us a call is a wife, a brother, a sister, a mom, somebody that’s saying that someone they care about, someone that they love, got arrested and they don’t know what to do. That’s a tough call to make.
What we’re able to do is we speak with them. We do that initial consult with them, try to understand what’s going on, and then we’re actually able to set up a confidential attorney-client phone call with that person that’s in jail and so it’s not recorded. We can discuss everything as if we’re already retained.
You don’t want someone that their first motions hearing or their first trial is defending you. You want someone that’s been there, that knows how to fight, and knows how to defend you and your case.