Do you know what to do when you get arrested? What should you do? How should you act? There is a brief window of time when you get arrested that will impact your case going forward. You don’t want to say or do anything that will hinder your case or your lawyer’s options going forward. Here are a few things to think about so you what to do when you get arrested.
What to Do When You Get Arrested
The right to remain silent!
The first thing to do once an officer has placed you under arrest is be quiet. This is when your Miranda rights attach and you should not offer up more information than is necessary.
A lot of times officers are trained to try and open a dialogue with you while you are being transported to jail, do not be fooled. A lot of times the cruisers are wired for sound and video, this means the things you say or the way your present yourself (i.e if you’re intoxicated) can be used against you in court.
Be Polite and Comply
This is something of a hot topic right now. If you feel that you are being unlawfully detained and/or excessive force has been used against you, the arrest is not the time to try and fight back. Answering force with force, or resisting an officer in the streets will usually only result in an escalation of force that can severely injure you and may result in additional criminal charges being filed.