Attorneys and Lawyers in Berkeley
Lawyers in Berkeley and Cook County
Criminal Defense Attorney Carlos H. Davalos defends cases where the arrest originates in Berkeley. The Berkeley Police Station is located at 5819 Electric Avenue, Berkeley, Illinois 60163. If you have been arrested and taken into custody in Berkeley, the police will first transfer you here. When you arrive at the Berkeley Police Station, you will be separated from your family and friends. Because you will be under investigation, the police will prohibit any family and friends from visiting you or speaking with you during this time, for police to maintain control of the investigation. The only person who can be permitted to enter and speak with you apart from police at this time is a licensed attorney.
It is imperative that you be aware of all your rights at this time. For example, whether you are a U.S. citizen or an undocumented person, you have the right both to silence and an attorney. You have the full authority to terminate your interview with police at any time and remain silent. if police indicate that anything you say can be used against you in a court of law, assume that they will, because they oftentimes do. Therefore, if police ask you to give a statement, it is imperative that you advise the Berkeley detectives that you will not be giving a statement without an lawyer of your own choosing present. Be advised that the State’s Attorney is not your attorney and will not be working in your interests. Also be advised that you can back out of requests to silence and an attorney, so please do not do that even if you are afraid that not speaking to police will lead to worse consequences. You must remain silent until an attorney of your choosing arrives at the police station to advise you.. Do not be afraid or intimidated to tell the Berkeley police you want to exercise your rights. At this early period of the investigation, the only person who will have the power to exercise your rights against the detectives is YOU! Should you exercise your rights to silence and an attorney, the Berkeley police will have no choice but to respect your request.
From here, you will be assigned a public defender, or, you and your family could opt to retain a lawyer to arrive at the Berkeley police station and advocate on your behalf and represent you against the detectives. So, even though family and friends will not be allowed to speak with you, a licensed attorney can and the police will have no choice upon arrival but to terminate any investigative proceedings and permit the attorney to speak with you. In the event that charges are filed or citations issued against you, your court appearance will be at the courthouse in Maywood, located at 1500 Maybrook Drive, Maywood, Illinois 60153.
If you or a family member has been arrested in Berkeley, or are detained at the police station in Berkeley, and you are seeking a lawyer to represent you there on your behalf, contact the Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos. We can arrive at the police station and prevent detectives from building their case against you. Oftentimes, their interview is trying to fill holes that are missing agaisnt you evidentiary-wise. We can help control the situation in your favor and gather information regarding the evidence and information they already do have. And if you are given a court date, we will be fully prepared on that day since we will have gathered a large amount of information regarding the investigation and the charges, not to mention information gathered from you at the station. Our Law Offices routinely defends a large amount of cases involving criminal misdemeanor and serious felony charges, DUI charges, and traffic charges.
Contact the Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos and begin your defense against the government investigation immediately. We are a proven results law firm with a long history of success and accolades and we will undoubtedly be able to assist you in defending your case.
The Law Offices of Carlos H. Davalos
2210 W. North Ave. Suite 6
Melrose Park, IL 60160
Tel: (773) 312-0234
Chicago Oficinas: 2923 N. Milwaukee Ave.,Suite 911
Chicago, IL 60618
Rolling Meadows Oficinas: 2260 Hicks Road, Suite 409
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Bridgeview Oficinas: 7667 W. 95th St.
Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457