Facing Arrest? Tips to Get You Through the Process.
Regardless of whether this is your first run-in with the criminal justice
system or not, an arrest can be an intimidating experience. To make matters
worse, the process that follows it is often confusing. At Labovitz Law
Firm, we are passionate about providing people with the information and
tools they need to successfully navigate circumstances such as these.
How to act during an arrest:
Remain calm and respectful: Your behavior during an arrest can be used against you later on. Try
to remain as calm as possible during an arrest and speak respectfully
to law enforcement. If they mistreat you, your lawyer can use that as
evidence against them.
Assert your right to remain silent: You will have to comply with law enforcement and give them basic identifying
information. If they ask you incriminating questions politely refuse to
answer and say that you would like to speak with your lawyer.
Call a lawyer as soon as possible: It is always beneficial to get a lawyer involved in your case as soon
as possible. A lawyer can make sure that your rights are upheld and that
you have the best possible chance at a positive outcome.
What to expect after an arrest:
- You will be taken to jail.
- Your information will be processed.
- You will be taken to a holding facility or main jail.
- You will need to post bail to be released.
- Your case will be processed by the prosecution.
- You will face formal charges.
- Your case will be assigned to a Court.
The above information may not apply to all charges. To get an accurate
picture of what to expect in your specific case, speak with an Arlington
criminal defense lawyer. The sooner you get a lawyer involved in the process
that takes place after an arrest, the better. An attorney can explain
your legal options to you and help you navigate the system.
For further reading on what you should do after being arrested in Texas,
our blog shares more insight.
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over 16 years of experience, our Arlington criminal defense attorneys have the resources, experience,
and knowledge to help you navigate the legal process. We take the time
to understand every unique detail of your specific situation, providing
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a crime, your freedom is at stake. Let our firm guide you with sound advice,
answers to your questions, and skilled representation.
Call us today at (817) 374-4056 to find out how we can help you with your criminal charges.