4 Things to Do After an Arrest

What You Should Do After an Arrest

We understand that being arrested, whether your first time or not, can be a frightening experience. But knowing your basic rights and how you should handle your arrest can substantially affect the outcome of a case. Our criminal defense team has shared some useful tips below about what to do after an arrest. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our Washington, D.C. criminal defense attorneys at Hunter & Johnson, PLLC.

After an arrest, remember to:

  • Call our attorneys at (202) 759-7929. The first thing you should do is request to have a lawyer present. This is your right and you cannot be denied this right. Refrain from discussing the charges without your attorney at hand.
  • Exercise your rights. You have the right to remain silent, so please use it. Do not answer questions about the alleged crime or try to explain your side of the story before your lawyer arrives. It is better that you don't say anything than to say the wrong thing and end up jeopardizing your case.
  • Remain calm. It is important that you stay as calm as possible. We understand that you may be stressed out about the situation, but appearing hostile or resisting arrest may only make the situation worse, and can even lead to additional charges.
  • Discuss the details of your arrest with your lawyers. Make a note of how you were arrested, your interactions with the arresting officers, and whether your rights may have been violated. These small details matter because it can end up making a significant difference in the outcome of a case. Provide your defense attorney with as many details as possible.

Questions? Call (202) 759-7929 for an evaluation.

Call Our Washington, D.C. Criminal Defense Lawyers First: (202) 759-7929

Whatever you do, remember to call a criminal defense attorney first. At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, we believe that everyone deserves high-quality defense when facing charges, and we are prepared to fight to protect your rights and future. We know what it takes to win, and we are ready to put our joint experience and knowledge into helping you fight these charges.

Give us a call at (202) 759-7929 to learn more.

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