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We understand the high stakes involved and are committed to fighting for your freedom and future every step of the way. We're here to fight for those in Puerto Rico, including San Juan, Caguas, Cayey, Guayama, Ponce, Guánica, Cabo Rojo, and Aguadilla.

Your Rights in Puerto Rico When Arrested for a Crime 

  • Right to remain silent: You have the right to remain silent and not incriminate yourself. Anything you say can be used against you in court. 

  • Right to an attorney: You have the right to legal representation. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. 

  • Right to a fair trial: You are entitled to a fair and public trial by an impartial jury. 

  • Right to due process: You have the right to due process, including being informed of the charges against you, having the opportunity to present a defense, and challenging the prosecution's evidence. 

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Does the FBI Have Jurisdiction in Puerto Rico? 

Yes, the FBI has jurisdiction in Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, and federal laws apply here just as they do in the states. The FBI can investigate and enforce federal laws, including those related to drug trafficking, terrorism, cyber crimes, and more. 


Does Puerto Rico Have a Federal Court? 

Yes, Puerto Rico has a federal court. The United States District Court for the District of Puerto Rico handles federal cases arising in the territory. This court deals with a wide range of federal issues, including criminal cases, civil cases, and appeals. 


Who Provides for the Defense of Puerto Rico? 

Defense in Puerto Rico, like in the rest of the United States, is provided by private defense attorneys or public defenders. The Oppenheimer Law Group offers experienced private defense services, providing personalized attention and dedicated representation for each client. 

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