Being arrested is a very traumatic experience both for the person who has been arrested and for his or her family. If you find yourself in this situation, the minutes or hours after the arrest can be very important. During this time, you need to avoid doing anything that could potentially jeopardize your case or that could potentially result in law enforcement getting more evidence to use against you.
Because your actions right after you are arrested are so important, you have certain rights including the right to a lawyer and the right to remain silent. The police need to read those rights to you, and you need to act on them. The single best thing you can do for yourself or a loved one who has been arrested is to call an experienced criminal defense lawyer to get help dealing with the police and to get the process started of getting out on bail and getting home.
While calling a lawyer is the smartest thing you can do, it is also a good idea to know what to expect so you can be prepared for what you or a loved one is going to experience as you work your way through the criminal justice system. To help prepare you for what to expect and to give you an idea of the post-arrest process, check out our guide on What to Do if You or a Family Member Has Been Arrested.
Visit our guide to find out more and contact us today using our online form or at 610-357-3506 to learn how we can help after an arrest.