What to Do After Being Arrested

Retain the Representation of an Experienced Attorney

Have you been arrested? If so, you may be feeling overwhelmed about your situation. It is important to remember that you have rights, and working with an attorney from our firm can ensure that your rights are protected. At Bublitz Law, P.C., we are committed to providing outstanding representation to our clients and we are prepared to guide them throughout the entire legal process. No case is too big or too small for our team to handle. After an arrest, we recommend following the guidelines listed below and contacting a dedicated Boise criminal defense lawyer from Bublitz Law, P.C. right away to start building a strong defense.

Do not speak to law enforcement.
Although it may seem like a good idea at the time, do not speak to law enforcement. Often, officers are only looking for evidence or a statement that may be incriminating. At our firm, we recommend that you only speak with your defense attorney.

Know your rights.
You have the right to remain silent and the right to an attorney. If you are placed into police custody, you should be read your rights. These rights will protect you from self-incrimination and should be exercised by every detained individual.

Do not consent to a search.
Some people will consent to a search of themselves, their vehicle or their property in an effort to comply with law enforcement; however, you should never consent to a search unless the police have a proper warrant. You may ask to speak with an attorney or have officers produce a search warrant.

Cooperate with law enforcement.
Even if you are innocent, you should never become rowdy or belligerent with an officer. Resisting arrest can become an additional charge against you. It is essential that you are polite and courteous and cooperate with everything that the officers are doing without incriminating yourself or sacrificing your right to consult a lawyer.

Remember, nothing is confidential when you talk to the police!
Things that you tell an officer in confidence, such as in the back of a police car or when they are trying to be friendly with you, are not private. Anything you say to a law enforcement official can be held against you in a court of law. It is best to remain silent and speak with an attorney first.

Identify witnesses if possible.
If it is possible, identify people who were with you at the time of the arrest or alleged crime. Were you with a neighbor or family member? Would they be able to testify on your behalf? Having trustworthy witnesses can make a huge difference in your case.

Immediately contact Bublitz Law, P.C.
You should never wait too long to contact a trusted attorney. The moment you get a chance to speak with a lawyer, we recommend that you contact Bublitz Law, P.C. Our representation could be the difference between a conviction and freedom.

Work with the right legal counsel. Call Bublitz Law today!

When you work with Bublitz Law, P.C., you work with a team of attorneys who have dedicated their careers to assisting individuals over legal hurdles. Our attorneys recognize that this time in your life may be frustrating, but without the proper legal counsel, you could be facing serious complications and steep penalties. If you or a loved one has been charged with any type of crime, it is recommended that you immediately retain the representation of Bublitz Law, P.C.

Our firm is easily contacted by completing a free case evaluation form, which is conveniently located on our website. Once the form is complete and submitted, a representative from our team will be in touch with you shortly. Time is of the essence, so if you were arrested, call Bublitz Law, P.C. today!