Oberhousen Law - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Most criminal suspects “talk” themselves into being arrested. If they police have enough probable cause to arrest you, then why do they need a statement from you. I cannot stress to you the importance of this rule. Do not talk! Do not attempt to convince the officer of your innocence. Everyone is innocent, no one should be arrested and no one should be in jail and that is all the officer hears all day every day. He / she does not care generally whether you are innocent or guilty and there is nothing that he / she can do at this point. Most times, when people speak to officers they say something that makes their situation far worse. Keep your mouth shut, there will be plenty of time to talk later.

It is perfectly legal for the police to lie to get you to make an admission. The police frequently separate two friends and tell one the other one ratted him/her out. Because of the lie, the other friend now rats the first friend out. Police and detectives also state that "it will be easier" to talk now; “better for you” to cooperate; they are “here to help you.” These types of statements by police are all attempts to get you to make a statement that make be determined to be an admission of guilt.

Do not allow the police to search anywhere! If the police officer asks, they do not have the right to search and must have your consent. If you are asked make sure you proclaim to any witnesses that "You (the police) do not have consent to search." If they perform the search anyway, that evidence may be thrown out later. Also, if you consent to a search, the officers may find something that you had no idea you had placed somewhere ( ie: marijuana left by a friend).

If the police are confident you have committed a felony, they are coming in anyway, because they generally don't need an arrest warrant. Make it clear to the police by stating: "No you may not come in", or "I am comfortable talking right here", or "You need a search warrant to enter my home."

If you are arrested outside your home, do not accept any offers to let you go inside to get dressed, change, get a jacket, call your spouse, or any other reason. The police will of course escort you inside and then search everywhere they please, again without a warrant. Likewise decline offers to park or secure your car safely, if it is legally parked and you do not want it searched.


Brad A. Oberhousen
Office: 601-352-2990
Fax: 601-353-8506
Email: baoberhousen@gmail.com

Business Location:
125 South Congress
Suite 1200
Jackson, MS 39201

Mailing Address:
Post Office Box 3525
Jackson, MS 39207

Areas of Practice:
• Criminal Law
• Criminal Law-Federal
• Workers Compensation
• Family Law
• Divorce

Bar Admissions:
• Mississippi Bar 2003
• U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 2003
• U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 2003
• U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2003

• Mississippi College School of Law, Jackson, Mississippi J.D. – 2002
• Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi B.A. – 2000

Professional Associations and Memberships:
• Mississippi Bar Association
• Capital Area Bar Association
• Mississippi Association of Justice

About the Firm
Whether you have been charged with a crime, you have been injured on the job or you are going through a divorce, you can count on Brad A. Oberhousen for professional aggressive representation.

I started Oberhousen Law Firm in 2005 to meet the legal needs of citizens in Hinds, Madison, Rankin, Copiah County and the surrounding areas. When you employ my services, rest assured, I will give your case my undivided attention.

At my Jackson based firm, we are committed to helping you achieve your desired outcome.  We have represented people just like you in felony and misdemeanor cases including:
•    Capital Murder
•    Murder
•    Manslaughter
•    Armed Robbery
•    Aggravated Assault
•    Grand Larceny
•    Burglary
•    Domestic Violence
•    Drug Trafficking
•    Drug Possession
•    DUI/DWI
•    Sexual Battery
•    Rape
•    Internet Crimes

Your case is as important to me as it is you, a consideration that is often overlooked in today’s legal field. Please remember that selecting a criminal defense attorney is an important decision. Brad Oberhousen is a dedicated trial attorney with over 10 years professional experience that will work with you, for you and do everything he can to get the justice you deserve.

Please remember, the sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin working your defense. The prosecutions started preparing their case the moment you were arrested, so do not wait until the last minute. Please contact Oberhousen Law Firm as soon as you can after an arrest.

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