Being arrested is a touchy situation in which everything you do becomes important. Whatever the case might be, nobody wants to be arrested, and because of it, tensions can run higher than they normally do. If this has ever happened to you, this surely rings true. If not, there are things you should know about, just in case it does happen to you. We’ve listed a few below.
One of the worst things you can do is begin speaking once you know you’re under arrest. Whether it’s for something major or very small, it’s important to not speak until you are away from the police who are arresting you. This is because anything you say or do can and will be held against you in a court of law. Oddly enough, this is part of your miranda rights reading, but it’s the most important part of it.
Ask For Your Lawyer
Your next step is to ask for your lawyer. Should you not have one or are not able to afford one, the state can provide a public defender on your behalf. However having the phone number of an attorney is a great thing to have in your wallet. When they arrive, they can advise you on when to speak, who to speak to, and your best course of action moving forward.
Keep Your Tensions at Bay
As mentioned, the arrest process is something full of emotions, and many people have not experienced the act of being arrested, and sometimes to not react how they should. It’s important during this time to keep calm as best you can, and make sure that everything you’re doing is with a level head. Believe it or not, this can help you in the future, as both the officers and judge will know of your compliance to the situation as it happened.
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