Don’t Talk To Anyone But An Attorney If You Are Under Arrest
Being arrested can be a scary, overwhelming, and stressful experience. Most people do not know what to do next, how to protect their interests and personal property or what rights they have when dealing with the police. It is easy to get frustrated even if you are fluent in criminal law.
Nothing is more worrisome than when people make innocent mistakes that harm their case or even result in avoidable jail time. With over 20 years of practice as a criminal defense attorney, Chase Dearman has some advice about what to do — and what not do — if you are under arrest.
Don’t make a mistake that could hurt your freedom. Day or night, call the Dearman Law Firm in Mobile, Alabama at 251-445-6997 for a free consultation.
Your Name And ‘I Want My Attorney Chase Dearman’ Should Be The Only Things You Say
Contacting a lawyer is always the best way to protect your rights, protect your freedom and protect your future. When you become a client of Dearman Law Firm, we can be at your side in every encounter with police, prosecutors and the court, so you don’t have to worry about making any more mistakes.
In the meantime, here are some words of advice from the Dearman Law Firm:
- DON’T talk to the police. Other than identifying information, like your name or address, you don’t have to tell police anything. You shouldn’t. Nothing good ever comes from talking to police without an attorney present.
- DON’T elaborate. Again, other than identifying information, like your name or address, you don’t have to tell police anything. You do not need to elaborate on these details.
- DON’T talk near the police. What you say near the cops can also be used against you. It’s best ONLY to tell a loved one to call Chase Dearman.
- DON’T lie to the police. When they do ask who you are, don’t give them a false name or provide anything else.
- DON’T resist arrest. If the police want to arrest you, they will. Resisting could result in additional charges.
- DON’T consent to a search. Make police officers obtain a search warrant based on probable cause, a procedure put in place to protect your rights.
- DON’T take your case to social media. Never text, talk, post or tweet anything related to your situation. Police and prosecutors will use any information they find against you.
- DON’T take a polygraph or lie-detector test. Never, under any circumstances take a polygraph.
- DON’T assume your charges are too minor for a lawyer’s help. Even a misdemeanor can affect your future. You might be surprised at what a criminal defense attorney can do to help and how affordable it is.
Get A Free Legal Consultation And Let Dearman Do The Fighting For You
If you are arrested or have been, remember to say “I want to talk to my lawyer” and call 251-445-6997. We make ourselves available by phone on weeknights and weekends, and we answer every call. You can also submit a request online, and we will contact you.