Right to Remain Silent – Fourth Amendment in Florida
You have a Fourth Amendment Right to Remain Silent. While contacting the Prosecutor on your own may seem like a good plan, it is not. Anything said by a defendant or potential witness can be used against the suspect. Generally, Prosecutors cannot use statements from the attorney against the client.
Some attorneys agree to represent clients in this early stage. Contact with the assigned lawyer for the State can be made and a request to meet or discuss the pending charges is sometimes a good choice.