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.