As an individual, it is important to know what your rights are if you are ever accused of a crime. Most of the time, individuals are accused of misdemeanors, but can be charged with serious felonies. Many common crimes are D.W.I., possession of drugs, traffic violations, assault or theft. In the event you are arrested or accused of a crime, you must understand that you are entitled to legal representation under the United States Constitution. That means that once you assert your right to an attorney, the police must stop questioning you. Always assert your right specifically and clearly by saying, “I want my attorney present.”