What To Do After An Arrest

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 Maher & Chikhani A Professional Law Corporation. We serve the Contra Costa, Fairfield, Napa, 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.

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