As a Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County in early 2003, I was offered a career-making case. In October of 2002, Demarcus Ralls and his seven co-defendants had embarked on an unprecedented three-month journey of murder and terror.
1. REMAIN CALM AND COOPERATE
The most important thing you can do for yourself when you’ve been charged with a serious crime is to stay calm and cooperate with law enforcement. Any actions to the contrary can only hurt your case.
2. DO NOT SPEAK WITHOUT A LAWYER PRESENT
This step can be crucial to the outcome of your case. You are not required to answer any questions about the investigation without a lawyer present. As they say on T.V. — anything you say can and will be held against you in court.
3. CALL ME FOR HELP
When you’re in need of trusted legal advice, call me. I can help ensure that your rights are protected every step of the way. I’ll do all that I can to help you achieve the best possible outcome.