If you have been stopped and ticketed for a traffic infraction, contact an attorney soon as possible.
While you are interacting with the police officer, be courteous and polite. You can provide the officer with preliminary information such as your name, date of birth and address. Advise the police officer that you would like to contact your attorney before you answer any questions.
Knowing Your Rights
You do not have to answer any questions by the police officers until you consult with your attorney. If you plan on fighting the ticket or if you get arrested for a crime, do not answer any questions – other than your name, address and birth dates. You do have the right to remain silent – use it!
Once you have been cited or arrested, you will most likely have several questions. Save your questions for attorney so that you don’t unknowingly incriminate yourself. Mark A. Chmelewski will be able to answer those questions and will advise you of your rights and options.
How Mark A. Chmelewski Can Help
Many things may happen during a traffic stop or arrested. Police are people too, and make mistakes. Attorney Mark A. Chmelewski will review your case to protect and defend your rights.
If you receive a speeding ticket or other traffic infraction, Mark A. Chmelewski may be able to get the charges reduced or dismissed depending on the facts of your case.
The state must provide discovery in your case so that your attorney can properly defend you. Discovery includes the police report all reports relevant to your case and defense. If you were stopped and ticketed or arrested for DUI, discovery may include a video of your field sobriety tests and your Breathalyzer test.
Regularly representing clients in Kittitas, Yakima, Grant, Chelan and Douglas Counties.