What You Should Do After an Arrest
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Being arrested can be one of the most terrifying experiences in one's
life. But the steps that you take immediately after an arrest can make
a significant difference in the outcome of your case. Whether you have
been arrested for a misdemeanor or a felony, it is important that you
remember your basic rights. If you have any questions about your charges,
feel free to contact our Fairfield criminal defense attorney at The Maher
Law Group, APC. We serve the Contra Costa, Fairfield, and Solano Counties.
The Moment You Are Arrested, Remember to:
Remain silent: You have the right to remain silent, so exercise it. Whatever you say
will be used against you, so it is better to not say anything than to
say the wrong thing. Do not admit to anything and do not answer questions
regarding the charges. Even if you are compelled to tell your side of
the story - don't.
Call our attorney: You have a right to request an attorney, so it is important that you call
one immediately. Do not answer any questions without your lawyer present.
Cooperate with arresting officers: Whatever you do, be respectful and courteous to the arresting officers,
no matter how they are treating you. Resisting arrest or attempting to
argue your side of the situation can only make the situation worse.
Make a note of all details surrounding your arrest: Before your attorney arrives, it is important to notice the way you are
arrested and the conduct of the arresting officers. Did they have a warrant
before searching you? Did they violate your constitutional rights? All
of these details matter because it can make or break a case.
Certified Criminal Law Specialist - Solano County & Napa County Criminal Lawyer
At The Maher Law Group, APC, our attorney is a Certified Specialist in
Criminal Law, which means that he is highly competent in this area of
law. We have the proven experience, knowledge, and resources to help you
achieve the result you are looking for.
Call our office
at (888) 744-3057 to get started!