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When you are under investigation or arrested, STOP TALKING, and get a lawyer...the law is not what you learned online, or saw in the movies. Many potential clients thinking that the case against them is going to get dismissed, when they tell me 'I didn't sign anything, I just told them what happened' thinking the statement is inadmissible; that 'the cops got no evidence' thinking that if the police do not have 'proof beyond a reasonable doubt' that they cannot be charged; and, that if the police did not give them their 'Miranda' rights that the case will be dismissed. All of these are FALSE, no matter how many times these things are posted on social media. If you want to protect your freedom, say I WANT A LAWYER, and I WANT TO REMAIN SILENT. The stop doing and saying things that increase the likelihood that you get convicted.

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Newark, NJ 07102
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You giving testimony at your trial may increase your chances of hearing 'Not Guilty' when the jury renders their verdict. In the US, you have the right to remain silent, which includes throughout your trial. No inference or conclusion can be drawn by the jury as to why you do not get on the witness stand. The burden of proof, beyond a reasonable doubt, remains on the prosecutor. If however, you decide to get on the witness stand, you are subjected to the same level of scrutiny by the prosecutor and the jury as any other witness. By testifying, you will have one opportunity to convince the jury that you are credible, and if they decide you are not - you increase the likelihood of conviction. It is essential that you and your attorney review what benefit the defense gets from you testifying; the differences between direct and cross examination; and, the defense strategy, before you get on the witness stand. 

SPECIALIZING IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY
Howard W. Bailey, Esq.
550 Broad Street, Suite 601
Newark, NJ 07102
973-982-1200

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Your destruction or attempt to dispose of the evidence of a crime can be used to prove your possession, knowledge and criminal intent. In criminal prosecutions in the US, possession may be proved by establishing either actual, attempted, constructive, or joint constructive possession. The key is whether you had the ability to exercise 'dominion and control' of the item, not whether it was actually on you. Throwing the evidence away only increases the proofs that the prosecution can introduce against you - e.g., you have the item, you see the cops, you do not immediately (yeah I know this sounds stupid but I did not write the law in NJ) turn the item over to the cops but instead throw it away (or drop it, or leave it where you put it) - therefore the prosecution will argue, you have 'guilty knowledge' because you tried to destroy the evidence, and they will try to use that to increase the likelihood of conviction.

SPECIALIZING IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE THROUGHOUT NEW JERSEY
Howard W. Bailey, Esq.
550 Broad Street, Suite 601
Newark, NJ 07102
973-982-1200

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Attorney at law, handing Criminal Defense, Family Law and Consumer Bankruptcy
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  • Patrick G. Barkman, Attorney at Law
    Principal, 1998 - present
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Cleburne, TX
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Waco, TX - Houston, TX - Big Spring, TX - Killeen TX - Austin, TX
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817-558-4719
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13 North Main StreetCleburne, Texas 76033
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Attorney representing clients throughout North Central Texas in Criminal Defense (state and Federal), Family Law, and Consumer Bankruptcy
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Admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Texas, US District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the District of Colorado, and the Supreme Court of the Cherokee Nation
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  • Baylor University
    Political science, 1986 - 1990
  • Baylor University
    Public Policy, 1990 - 1992
  • University of Houston Law Center
    Law, 1994 - 1998
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