Personal Injury Lawyer
When you or someone you know is arrested, there may be many things that cross your mind. Hoping that you are able to return home sooner than later. There can be several thoughts all the time, and not all thoughts create the right actions. So, it is important to understand how to handle being arrested and what not to do if you are arrested. Doing as you are told by law enforcement, but you should also understand your rights and what the law enforcement officer is not able to do.
Do not try to plead your case. This means do not prove your innocence or guilt. It is the police officers’ job to prove that you are in the commission of a crime, have been, or will be. By trying to plead your case, this may cause some sort of frustration and lead to other infractions and issues. Hire a lawyer, the lawyer will do all the pleading for you. Do not make things worse for yourself. During an arrest, remain calm, and quiet. Do as you are told and leave the talking to a bare minimum.
Obviously, do not run. If you are on foot or in a vehicle, comply with the officer. Running away may lead law enforcement to believe there are other illegal activities taking place and could be so dangerous that you may become injured.
Do not just comply to a search because they asked. If there is no search warrant, remember it is your right to refuse a search. This is, of course, unless the officer has probable cause. Remember that it is illegal for officers to conduct a search one of the three: permission, a search warrant, or probable cause.
Maintain your innocence as much as possible. There is no way this can be used to harm you when you do. Be mindful that criminal defense attorney’s offer free consultations so once you arrive at the jail, call a criminal defense attorney. They will be able to discuss your legal rights with you and let you know possible outcomes of your case should charges be filed against you. Even in the event that you did not do the best maintaining order and respect during the process of your arrest you have a right to an attorney. Should you or your loved one be a victim of an arrest, contact a criminal lawyer, such as from The Lynch Law Group, to discuss your legal options in the matter.