Many people have seen arrests take place on tv shows/movies and think they have a pretty good handle on what to do in case of an arrest in the real world.
Unfortunately, the Hollywood depiction of the real world is often false and you should have a tried and proven strategy if that day comes.
That’s why we have created this short guide on what to do in case of an arrest.
Let’s get to it.
1. “You have the right to remain silent.”
This classic movie line is actually one that’s true and will be part of the Miranda warning issued to you in the case of an arrest.
Regardless of the charge brought against you one of your foundational rights is the option to remain silent.
You do have to comply with the cops by giving them your name so that they can identify you but when it comes to interrogation don’t feel pressured to answer any questions.
2. Be careful who you talk to.
Anything that you say, even to your friends and family, can be used against you in court to press charges.
Don’t put your loved one’s in a compromising position by telling something that they may have to testify to on the witness stand.
Be cautious as well of various police tactics. Even information you give outside on an interrogation may be used against you.
3. Don’t put up a fight.
It’s important in the case of an arrest not to put up a fight.
It doesn’t matter how big or small the charges nor does the police officer’s attitude. Be courteous, comply and whatever you do, DO NOT RESIST ARREST.
By resisting or putting up a struggle you could further implicate yourself with extra charges against you.
Any malpractice issues can be addressed later and on the spot attempts to combat that will not end well for you.
4. Document the incident.
As soon as you can make a note of everything that happened.
Try to remember any witnesses who were there and attempt to get their testimony/run down of events.
This can be a very powerful tool to keep you safe and support your cause.
5. Get a lawyer – and a good one.
In the case of an arrest, you will want a good lawyer fighting on your side.
You have the right to an attorney and once they are representing you all details of the incident can be discussed freely and will be protected under attorney-client privilege.
This means anything you say will be kept secret and out of the court.
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