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CRIMINAL DEFENSE                                                                 501-353-0371

Every person charged with a criminal offense, from a driving while intoxicated charge
to a felony rape charge, deserves competent, aggressive representation in the
courtroom. I am committed to providing aggressive representation for all of my clients. 
I have dedicated my legal career to becoming a great criminal defense attorney. The
hard work and dedication I provide to my clients can be seen in my winning results.
I understand that every client deserves to be treated with dignity and respect, and
that the only way to gain respect, is to first give respect.



Pearls of Wisdom


Know your rights, and exercise them
!

The Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides:"No person …... shall
be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself."
 
This privilege "protects against any disclosures that the witness reasonably believes
could be used in a criminal prosecution or could lead to other evidence that might be
so used." Kastigar v. United States, 406 U.S. 441, 445 (1972).


The Fifth Amendment privilege is for the innocent, not just the guilty!

"One of the Fifth Amendment's basic functions is to protect innocent men who
otherwise might be ensnared by ambiguous circumstances. Truthful responses of an
innocent witness, as well as those of a wrongdoer, may provide the government with
incriminating evidence from the speaker's own mouth."
Ohio v. Reiner, 532 U.S. 17, 20 (2001).


If you ever hear the infamous words, you have the right to remain silent.
Please do so!

We have all heard the phrase "the truth will set you free." In the context of
police investigation and interrogation, this phrase does not ring true. If law

enforcement officers have targeted you, they are assuming you are guilty.
Everything you say and do is being examined with a suspicion of guilt already
in mind.

There is no truth in the phrase "a person must have done something wrong"
if they are being suspected or charged with a criminal offense. More and more
innocent citizens are being charged with criminal offenses in today’s world, due
to overzealous police officers and prosecutors and confessions by innocent persons.

Take, for example, a criminal trial that was halted, due to the ‘victim’ being found.
"A teenaged Australian girl thought to be dead after being missing for nearly five
years has reappeared during the trial of a man who … had confessed to murdering
her." Murder Trial Halted as ‘Victim’ is Found Alive, TIMES ONLINE,
World News
(April 12, 2003).


Please contact the Law Offices of Nicki Nicolo 501-353-0371
for a free initial consultation.

Little Rock Criminal Defense Lawyer

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