What To Do If You’re Arrested
Being arrested can be very stressful and frightening and you may be at a loss for what to do. This is especially true if you’ve never experienced it before. In these situations, it’s best to try and remain calm.
In the moment, you may instinctively want to resist your arrest and fight back. Even if you did not commit the crime you are being arrested for, resisting arrest is one of the worst things you can do. It can make it more difficult to improve your case and it could potentially increase your charges. Do your best to be agreeable and go along with what you’re asked. Once you’ve made it through the process, you can begin working on your case and building your defense.
Be Careful What You Say
One of the best things you can do for yourself if you are arrested is keeping your mouth shut. As they say, anything you say can be used against you. While being arrested, you might try to defend yourself or deny the charges. Just stay silent and move on. After your arrest, you also need to stay silent. Don’t talk about anything with people who are in the cell with you. If family or friends visit or call you, don’t discuss anything with them either. There is always a chance that you are being overheard and what you say can be detrimental to your case. Instead, wait to talk with a lawyer.
Contact an Attorney
As soon as possible, you should hire an attorney to assist on your case. Navigating the law can be very difficult. The language used can be confusing and it can be hard to know what your options are. An attorney is very experienced and they can help you determine what your best options will be. Getting in touch with a criminal defense attorney, especially one who has worked with the crime you’ve been charged with, is likely your best choice.
If you are arrested, it may seem like you are out of options. However, there is a lot you can do to help in your situation. Remain calm and work with the system for as long as you need to. When you cooperate, you create better chances for winning your case.
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Bradley Corbett is a criminal defense attorney in San Diego. He graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo Utah in 2004. Later he enrolled at Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego where he participated in a prestigious internship program with the Los Angeles County Public Defender. Since then he has handled over 2,000 cases.