Arrest Procedures: What to Know When Grilled By the Police

Getting arrested can be a very traumatic experience. Knowing what to do ahead of time can relieve some of the stress and help you get through the process faster and more efficiently. Once you have been taken into custody, the police will begin to ask you questions concerning the event or activity that led to your arrest.

It is important to know your rights and be respectful at all times. After an arrest, your actions will help determine the outcome. Let’s take a look at things to remember during this type of situation:Innocently Accused

  • Ask for an attorney immediately – If you are being arrested and taken into custody, you have the right to an attorney. Once you have read your Miranda rights, the first thing you should do is request the services of an attorney. If you cannot afford one, a public defender will be assigned to your case.

  • Don’t answer any question unless your attorney is present – If you have been arrested, the police had probable cause to take you into custody. Once you have requested an attorney, you can no longer be questioned until the attorney arrives and has discussed the case with you.

  • Know what you are being charged with – If you have been arrested and Mirandized there is a pending charge against you. You have the right to have the charges explained to you before you submit to any interrogation.

  • Bail – Find out if you are eligible for bail, and what the bail amount will be.

  • Call a friend or family member to have them hire a bail bonds agent – Have a friend or family member contact an Orange County bail bonds agent to get the bond process started.

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