We understand that it is always hard to defend yourself. When you are caught in the middle of a battle between the law and your innocence it can be hard to prove it especially if the only defense you have is an alibi or the truth.
Here at Haque Legal, we always want you to have the best possible defense that you can think of. We always want you to know that there are very specific ways that you can defend yourself. While we want to always be there for you, you may need to deal with the police before calling us. With that, let us give you some advice on the common defense mistakes in prostitution-related cases that you do not want to use.
Some Legal Advice
If you have been caught by the police, you need to do the following things to make sure that you are protecting your rights before you call us.
Remain Silent and Calm
You should exercise your right to remain silent. If you have been caught in an investigation or have been trapped by the police into a prostitution crime you have been read your Miranda rights. In the many articles that we have discussed your rights, we have repeated time and again that your Miranda rights are always there.
Your right to remain silent and not discuss anything with the police is always protected by the law. As such even if the police would tell you that you can get off and go home if you just tell them what they need to know you should not talk to them. It is always a good idea for you to remain silent and calm and free you to see to it that your rights are always protected.
Your silence will not be taken against you but any word that you say will be and can be used by the police against you if the case decides to proceed to court.
Call Haque Legal
Once you are already at the police station or you have just been caught the important thing is to call the law firm and make sure that we know where you are and where we can find you. Our services are always available and we aim to provide you with the right legal protection always. If you want to properly protect your rights you should call us now and discuss how you can get us on retainer.
Do Not Engage With Your Panic
Once caught, you will probably feel some panic. Do not engage with your panic and just try to keep yourself as calm as possible. The best way for you to get out of the situation is to know that you have the right team on your side and you do.
What Are The Defenses You Should Not Use?
If you are the type who cannot just sit around in a waiting room and you must say your piece and talk while things are happening, you should keep in mind that you should prevent using the following:
Lack of Jurisdiction
One of the common mistakes that a person being prosecuted for any prostitution-related offense is claiming that his violation was committed outside of Michigan and therefore is not under the jurisdiction of it.
There are a lot of problems with this kind of defense. First, you are admitting to the crime and the police are going to use this in a court of law. The second jurisdiction is not a defense that is supposed to be used by a layperson. Jurisdiction is supposed to be used by people who have studied the law for a long time and who know what they are talking about. Finally, when you raise jurisdiction, you start a losing legal battle, especially when you still have a lot of options for your defense.
There are some instances where a prostitute is stopped by his or her husband to testify for or against the accused under the guise of spousal privilege. We have discussed in another article that there is a crime committed when your spouse forces you to do acts of prostitution or lewdness in exchange for money. It is therefore clear that it is not a good defense for you to use spousal privilege just to get yourself off the case.
Legal officers are often judged by society when they are used to the defense of entrapment because entrapment is a full view of the crime but the law officers would try to get their clients off of the crime committed for the defense of entrapment.
In the state of Michigan, the police have all of the legal authority to try and entice and entrap providers as well as customers of prostitution for arrest. The only probable defense here is if the police officer in the entrapment engages in the sexual act before the entrapment is consummated.
These are the three common defenses that you should never raise or discuss while waiting for your lawyer. They will not do your case any good.
Get Yourself a Good Lawyer
Here at Haque Legal, we always tell potential clients that the best thing that they can do in case of a case filed against them is to get themself a good lawyer at the beginning of the proceedings. Even when you are just filling up forms or when you think that you already have a dispute, you can always get yourself a good lawyer to get started with the process
The first great thing that you can do is to make sure that you have a good guide when it comes to dealing with legalities. After all, you are fighting for your freedom and your life.
Contact Your Lawyer
If you have been involved in a criminal complaint in Michigan, you need to contact your law firm. A lawyer can help you get started with properly protecting your rights. A lawyer at Haque Legal will see to it that your needs are met from beginning to the end of the proceedings. You are always in good hands with Haque Legal and what it has to offer.
The article that you have read is based on general applications of the law. It is not legal advice and it is not to be construed as any legal consultation with the firm. No client-attorney relationship is created when you read the articles we have provided.
Let us help you out
If you are having trouble with the law about a possible charge of a sex crime or you want a lawyer to help you with the representation, call us immediately. If you have any problem with the law or are seeking justice and truth, our numbers are standing by to take your call.