What Do I Do If I Am Arrested?
Here at Hayes Law Office, we are dedicated to making sure you know all the steps needed to follow if you or any loved one is ever arrested or questioned by law enforcement. All the information you will receive is general information that can be used if you are facing a Criminal Defense charge. May you have any question about what to do when you are arrested or looking for a Criminal Defense Attorney give us a call today for a Free Consultation.
Remain Calm and Don’t Answer Any Questions If You Are Arrested
More than 20 arrests are made each day in Indianapolis. If you are arrested it is important to know some key steps to keep you out of harm’s way and better your chances to beat your potential charge. In some cases, law enforcement might already have a warrant out for your arrest or in other cases might have all the facts they need on you to make an arrest.
It will be important for you to not try to argue or discuss your charge with law enforcement or police at the scene where you were arrested. Arguing or debating your reasoning will not help or improve your chances for your case.
Wait until you get a hold of your attorney to fight the case for you. Make sure to be respectful as possible so you can start coming up with the details for contacting your local Criminal Defense Attorney for your given case.
Are You Allowed To Say No To A Search By Law Enforcement
Have you or a loved one ever been pulled over by law enforcement and they asked you “Do you mind if I conduct a search?”. Did you know that you could say no to this search? This will help to better your situation when it is time for court.
The officer might still do a proper search if they have (probably cause). For example, if law enforcement pulls you over and they smell an illegal substance like “Marijuana” then they have the right to perform a proper search. If you are charged with a Drug Crime contact our Drug Defense Attorney today.
If you feel that there isn’t any sign for a search, respectably decline his or her offer. You must remember that everything that is said can and will be used against you in the court of law. In some cases, it’s okay to allow the officer to perform the search but just understand that you just granted them the access to search without having to have (probably cause).
This will be important to remember because this force law enforcement to explain what was the (probably cause) for the search which led to the arrest. This gives the chance for your Attorney to fight your case for you in the court of law because you did everything correctly and was respectful. If you or a loved one has been faced with a similar situation and need help fighting your Criminal Defense case give us a call today at 317-982-6122
Can you remain quiet during an Arrest?
If you feel like you are not in the wrong then you have every right to remain silent during an arrest of any kind. Like we stated before, everything said can and will be used against you in the court of law.
If you or a loved one is being questioned by law enforcement during an arrest you can remain silent and ask to speak to a lawyer. This will help better your situation when it comes to fighting your criminal defense charge in court.
We understand that in most cases law enforcement can try to scare or confuse you into answering questions during the arrest but understand this will not help your case answering to them. Just save it for when you get a hold of your attorney so that you’re given Legal Team can do their job to the best of their ability.
During an arrest making a statement or answering to given questions will not help your case in any form. If you or a loved one has been arrested or falsely charged give our Criminal Defense Attorney a call for a Free Consultation.
We will help breakdown your case for you to better understand and explain to you what different outcomes you can be potentially be looking forward to. We will fight to make sure you will get the best chance possible to walk away free from any extended jail or prison time.