It actually is not true that you only get one call. In Texas, like all 50 states, the right to post-booking phone calls is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Typically, if you have been arrested in Sugar Land or other towns in the Fort Bend County jurisdiction, you will be allowed to make a few phone calls. Most calls will be to a lawyer and to a family member or two. The main purpose of the calls is to secure legal guidance and to help you post bail to get out of jail. Please note the police do not have to let you make a call until after they have finished their booking procedures.
If Arrested, Call a Lawyer
If you are arrested in Sugar Land or any of the communities that Criminal Defense lawyer Adam Capetillo serves, call attorney Capetillo.
1. Adam Capetillo will answer his phone. When you call 346-249-5544, you can trust that you will speak directly with Attorney Adam Capetillo. Getting legal advice, having an attorney present if interrogated, and getting out on bail or your own recognizance (O.R.) are all critical if you’ve been arrested. Having an attorney is not required to post bail, but Adam is experienced with navigating the bail system. Additionally, he can work to try and reduce your bail amount.
2. Adam Capetillo will explain your rights. When you are arrested in the United States, you have rights, and the police are required to tell you your constitutional rights (“Miranda rights”). Adam Capetillo can remind you and the police of your rights, particularly your right to remain silent and the wisdom of exercising that right.
3. The police cannot listen to or record your call with Attorney Capetillo. Law enforcement cannot listen to or record the call if you are on the phone with a lawyer. On the other hand, if you call a family member, friend, or bail bondsman, the police can listen to the call and use anything you say against you in court.
If you only call a family member or friend, you should ask them to contact the Capetillo Law Firm at 346-249-5544 on your behalf.
Do Not Call the Victim
You should never use your phone call to contact the alleged victim. It is not the time to try to smooth out the situation. Anything you say to them can be used to incriminate you. In certain cases, you could even be charged with intimidation, harassment, or witness tampering.
What If the Person I Call Doesn’t Answer?
If the person you call does not answer the phone, the police will typically allow you to try to reach someone until a call is connected. Despite the situation being extremely stressful, it is critical to remain calm and respectful while in police custody.
Your Sugar Land Criminal Defense Lawyer Is Just One Call away
Attorney Capetillo can boast “I am available to my clients 24/7 and will be able to give you well-informed legal advice. Other, larger law firms generally have their paralegals, receptionists, or less experienced attorneys answer the phone. When you call my firm, you can trust that you will speak directly with me, Attorney Adam Capetillo. I genuinely care about my clients and will do everything I can to fulfill all your criminal defense or personal injury needs. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you today.” The Capetillo Law Firm is renowned for personalized care and the ability to get the job done right. You can count on Attorney Capetillo for all your criminal defense needs.
If you have been arrested in Sugar Land or other nearby communities, you should contact a qualified Sugar Land criminal defense lawyer Adam Capetillo. He will protect your rights and fight aggressively on your behalf. Call attorney Capetillo at (346) 249-5544 24/7.