What To Do If You Are Arrested

Posted on: 31 March 2017


If you are arrested for a crime the things you do and the way you act can have a lot to do with how you are treated, the privileges you get, and even the amount of time you end up doing, or not doing, for your crime. This is why you should make sure you do everything in your power to make sure that you act in a way that's going to give you the best outcome possible. Here are some tips on things you want to be sure to do if you have found yourself under arrest:

Don't give the police a bad attitude

The last thing you want to do is to treat the officers with disrespect. This will only make your time under their watch even more difficult. If you treat them with respect then you may find they do the same for you and it can make the time go by much faster. It can also lead to them being nicer to you in other ways, such as allowing you extra phone calls and more.

Don't answer any questions

While you don't want to be rude to the police officers, you also don't want to answer any questions without having a lawyer present. Answering their questions can be harmful to your case and this is why you want to make sure you let them know from the start that you aren't going to be answering anything until you are able to get a defense lawyer to come in to represent you.

Don't commit any crimes while in custody

Another thing that you want to make sure you understand is anything you do while you are in custody can lead to more charges. For example, if you are involved in a fight with another inmate while you are in custody, then you can find yourself with an added charge of assault. Not only can this add to any time you have to do, but it can also be what prevents you from being able to be released on bail, on your own recognizance, or what makes you have a longer probation period. You may also lose privileges while you are in custody and you can even be put in solitary confinement for committing crimes.


The very first thing you want to do when you are arrested is to get a phone call out to a lawyer through friends or family. This way, you can inform everyone that you are okay and let them know where you are while you get them started on finding good representation for you.