Getting arrested can be a frightening and harrowing experience. However, it is essential to remain calm and in control of the situation, despite how nervous you may be. Today we will discuss a few common mistakes to avoid after being arrested. Avoiding these mistakes will help you remain safe, as well as make sure you are entitled to all of your rights throughout the arrest process.
Admitting The Crime Or Pleading Guilty
When you are under pressure from police, some people feel tempted to tell the officers what they think they want to hear, and admit guilt to a crime they may not have committed. In the United states, you are considered innocent until proven guilty, and you should wait to speak to an attorney before you speak to anyone.
Attempting To Run Or Struggle
Attempting to run or resist arrest is an automatic felony in most states. This means that running away is a guaranteed way to make things worse.
Attempting To Explain
The number one thing you need to remember when being arrested is that you have the right to remain silent, and you should use it! If you feel that you have been wrongly accused, it is tempting to explain the situation. However, you do not owe any answers to the police, and any misspoken words could be used to incriminate you. Politely let them know that you are claiming your right to an attorney, as well as your right o remain silent.
After you speak to your attorney, give us a call for bail assistance. The sooner you can get out of jail, the sooner you can get working on your case!