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Helpful Tips When Being Arrested

Whether it is your first time or fourth time, getting arrested can be a stressful and emotionally overwhelming experience. People often will attempt to explain themselves adequately to avoid getting charged with a criminal offense. However, what you say can actually harm your case.

The following are helpful tips to remember when being arrested:

  • You have the right to remain silent. The Miranda Rights gives you the right to not incriminate yourself. Police officers often do not tell suspected offenders the truth while they are investigating crimes and even deceive people on purpose in order to get you to disclose any incriminating information. Utilize your right to remain silent and refuse to answer any questions without an attorney present.
  • You can refuse to consent to a search. According to the Fourth Amendment, you are constitutionally protected against “unreasonable search and seizure.” Unless the authorities have a search warrant or probable cause, they do not have the right to search your person or property. Anything discovered in an illegal search can be suppressed in court.
  • Do not resist arrest. Even though you may feel as though your rights are being violated or you are being unfairly arrested, please do not argue, fight, or attempt to flee from police officers. Not only will you avoid being physically harmed by law enforcement, but you will avoid being charged with the crime that is subject to jail time and fines.

For more information, contact the Law Office of David R. Fischer and schedule a free consultation with our Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer today.