2. Should I get my family a defense lawyer?
If you are arrested, it is advisable to contact a defender immediately.
The person concerned is often in shock after being arrested and is exposed to the superiority of the police. In this situation, short-circuit reactions can quickly occur. The person concerned believes he can free himself from this situation by what he considers to be an exonerative statement. However, a careless statement to the police often leads to suspicions which can be detrimental to the person concerned in the course of the proceedings.
After an arrest, it is not advisable to make a statement to the police or the investigating judge without consulting the defender.
The detained person may at any time request to contact his lawyer. If the detained person does not yet have a lawyer, he must be given the opportunity to choose a lawyer. The establishment of contact is to be made possible for him. As soon as an arrest warrant has been issued against the person concerned, there is a case of necessary defence (so-called compulsory defence). The court shall appoint a defence counsel for the detainee.
Relatives can help with the selection of the defender. In contrast to the person arrested, relatives can search “in peace” for an experienced specialist, for example a specialist lawyer for criminal law.
In the event of an arrest at the weekend or outside normal office hours, the criminal defence emergency call is available to the person concerned and their relatives in the Nuremberg/Fürth area. This number can be used to contact a lawyer who, in appropriate cases, will immediately visit the person concerned in person.