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Help Yourself by Knowing What to Do If Arrested
by Bernard Rice
Being arrested can be a frightening experience, especially if you are facing serious charges like drug possession or driving while under the influence of drugs. Even if you are in possession of legal prescription drugs, such as painkillers, they can be illegal if the prescription is not under your name. If you are stopped and arrested, you should know what to do.
The Dos and Don'ts of Being Arrested
Although laws vary by state, there are some things you can do when arrested to help yourself no matter where you live.
Be Cooperative, to a Point. If you are stopped in your car on suspicion of driving under the influence, you should be polite and cooperative, but answer only innocuous questions such as your name and where you live. Do not volunteer any information as anything you say can be used in your case if you are arrested.
Do Not Consent to a Search. Unless you are arrested, you do not have to give consent to a search of your car, purse, wallet, or yourself. While it can be difficult for some people to speak up against authorities, it is well within your right to not allow a search. If you are arrested, you have to consent to a search, but if you are just pulled over, you do not have to give them permission to search yourself or your belongings.
Be Polite. Above all else, be polite to the police officers who have stopped you. One of the forms they fill out is about your behavior and attitude. Whether you are belligerent or polite will be noted. If you are angry, combative or uncooperative, that could be used against you if arrested and the case goes to court.
Do Not Confess. When you are pulled over, do not admit to any wrong doing. Your confession can lead to you being arrested and charges being filed against you. Resist the urge to ease your conscience by confessing to wrongdoing. Let your lawyer plead your case if you are arrested.
Ask to Speak to an Attorney. If you are arrested, ask to call your attorney, one like Kassel & Kassel A Group of Independent Law Offices, and do not wait until you've been read your Miranda rights. The sooner you can get your attorney involved in your case, the better. Knowing what to do when pulled over can help keep you from being arrested or keep you out of jail.