Do's and Don'ts When You've Been Arrested Lawyers

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When you have been arrested, there are many things you should do. For example, you should remain silent and get an attorney who can advise you of your rights and help you with the complicated criminal legal system. There are also many things you shouldn't do. You should never talk to anyone about the incident except for your lawyer. What you do or don't do when you've been arrested can have a significant effect on the outcome of your case.

I've Been Arrested, What Are Some of the Things I Should Do?

There are many things you can do once you have been arrested (link to arrest page) that will ensure that your rights are not violated. Some of the things you should do include:

What Are the Things I Should Not Do if I Am Arrested?

If you are arrested, many things that you do can have negative effects on the outcome of your case. To ensure that your rights are protected:

I've Been Arrested, Do I Need a Lawyer?

Yes. A qualified criminal defense lawyer can inform you of your rights and defenses and represent you in court. The above lists are suggestions of things you should do or not do in order to ensure that your rights are protected. An experienced criminal lawyer can help protect your rights as well.

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Last Modified: 10-05-2010 03:08 PM PDT

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