Being arrested by the police is a scary situation no matter what the circumstances are. They handcuff you, put you in the back of the car and take you to the police station to process you, all of which gives the officers plenty of time to get some incriminating information out of you. The best thing you can do to prevent an arrest from getting worse is to know your rights and be prepared to exercise your rights the entire time until your attorney arrives. Below we will go into detail of what you should and shouldn’t do when interacting with police during and after an arrest.
Most people go into defense mode when they are arrested on criminal charges, thinking they can say something that will get them out of it. This is rarely the case and most of the time does more harm than good. Without an experienced criminal defense attorney advising you of what to say and what not to say, your chances of digging yourself a deeper hole will go up dramatically. Here are a few tips to remember before your attorney can help you after an arrest.
Remember, always stay calm after an arrest so you can think clearly about how to best handle the situation and get out of it without causing any further damage. We already went over what not to do, but below you can find some information about things that you should do when you get arrested on criminal charges in Colorado Springs.
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