Being arrested involves a lot of shock, fear, confusion, and stress. The process can be a blur that leaves the arrested individual unsure of what to do next. Are you in this situation yourself? The steps you take now could affect the outcome of your case, so make sure you know what to do. Read on for some step-to-step advice on what to do after an arrest.
Yes, being arrested can make you angry, scared, or confused, but getting upset at your arresting officer will only make matters worse. Remain calm and do not say anything disrespectful or aggressive to the officer. Prove to them that you do not want to cause any trouble and your case could go a lot smoother.
“You have the right to remain silent.” This is one part of the Miranda Warning, which is what you hear when an officer “reads you your rights” during an arrest. You do NOT have to answer the officer’s questions. You do not have to say anything at all – and you should not. Respectfully tell the officer that you do not want to answer any questions or say anything until you have your lawyer.
The most important step you need to take after being arrested is to hire a capable San Diego criminal defense attorney. The moment the officer takes you into custody, “anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law” (another part of your Miranda Rights). To protect yourself from incrimination –saying something that will hurt your case – you need an attorney to speak for you. Call (619) 452-3773 now.
Ghassemkhani Law has handled more than 6,500 criminal cases and has focused exclusively on criminal defense for 13 years. Attorney M. Dod Ghassemkhani has also been the lead attorney on more than 70 jury trials and more than 400 preliminary hearings. Track records like this can only be achieved through hard work and dedication.
In addition to his long list of wins, Mr. Ghassemkhani is highly recognized and respected in the legal community. He has a 10.0 “Superb” Avvo rating, has been selected for inclusion on the National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Trial Lawyers list, and is a member of various prestigious bar associations. His peers and his past clients understand his capability and so can you if you call today.
Do not wait another minute to hire a criminal defense attorney in San Diego if you’ve been arrested. The sooner you have a lawyer on your side, the sooner he can start building a strong case in your defense. Attorney Ghassemkhani is available 24/7 for his clients and offers a free case evaluation. Contact the firm today!