March 20, 2013 By Wallin & Klarich

Murder cases are not easy to prove. In fact, prosecutors and the police do everything in their power to convince an accused person who is facing murder charges to make statements against their interest. Most persons accused of murder are wise and follow Wallin & Klarich’ s advise to “shut up, shut up, shut up” when the police want to speak to you.

In many high profile cases, the media are crawling around our office begging to get a statement from our client. That will never happen when we represent a client for a criminal case because we protect our client’s constitutional right to refuse to answer questions or testify against their interest. While the media’s job is to sell newspapers and obtain high ratings for their TV news programs, it is a Criminal Defense Attorney’s job to protect their client’s rights.

Jodi Arias’ Big Mistake

Jodi Arias may or may not have committed a cold blooded murder. Only Arias and God know the answer to that question. However, what we do know is that Jodi Arias made it very easy for the judge and jury to find her guilty when she decided to give a television interview (where she told one version of events). Then, she decided to give a different version of events to the police. Both of these “statements” were played by the prosecution during her trial for the jury to see.

Is it any wonder that when the jurors had a chance to ask her questions they asked her?
Why should we believe anything you say–you have given so many stories?

That certainly is a good question for the jurors to ask. Without any “good answer,” it appears Ms. Arias is on her way to death row in Arizona.

Anything is possible with our criminal justice system, but when you speak to the police or the media, you are very often writing your ticket to prison.

Orange County Murder Defense Attorney

The experienced Orange County Murder Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich can help you avoid the dire consequences of speaking to the media and police without an attorney. We know that police officers and news journalists often try to bully you and force you to make a statement about your case. At Wallin & Klarich, we can counsel you through this difficult time and help you avoid making the same mistake as Ms. Arias.

If you or a loved one has been charged with murder in Orange County, you need an experienced Murder Defense Attorney to represent you. The Murder Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich have over 30 years of experience successfully defending murder cases. We have the knowledge and experience to help assist you in your murder case. We have offices in Orange County, Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura, Victorville, West Covina, Torrance, and Sherman Oaks. Call us now at (888) 280-6839. We will be there when you call.

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