Few people know what to do when they are arrested until it actually happens.
Hopefully that never becomes necessary for you; however, if it has happened
to you or to someone you know, it is important that you know what steps to take.
Long Law PLLC can provide the counsel, guidance, and defense that you need after you
have been arrested. Read through the five steps below for basic information
before you consult an attorney. You cannot wait to hire a lawyer –
every moment you waste without defense raises your chances of incrimination
and a criminal conviction. Call now at (248) 792-0439 if you need a
criminal defense attorney in Oakland, Michigan.
1. Know Your Rights
Everyone has rights, including when they are arrested. You have the right
to remain silent and the right to an attorney. You also have the right
to be treated with respect as long as you are respectful of law enforcement
during your arrest. You should not be the victim of unnecessary or excessive
force, or of unnecessary verbal abuse.
2. Be Respectful
To help ensure that you are treated respectfully, you must be sure to speak
and act respectfully toward your arresting officer(s). Using foul or abusive
language, verbal or physical threats, or simply having a bad attitude
can encourage the officers to treat you poorly. It also does not help
your defense in a court of law.
3. Do Not Resist or Flee
Regardless of whether you are innocent or not, never fight back or run
away. Resisting arrest is a crime, as is fleeing law enforcement. Do you
want to fight your charges? Comply with your arresting officers and call a lawyer.
4. Remain Silent
One of your most important rights is the right to remain silent. DO NOT
speak to your arresting officers. They ask you questions and make it seem
like you're required to answer them – YOU ARE NOT. You have
the right to respectfully refuse to answer any questions until you have
a lawyer by your side.
5. Call a Lawyer
The sooner you retain an attorney, the better your chances will be of a
successful defense. Attorney Emily Long, founder of Long Law PLLC, has
handled numerous successful defense cases and can skillfully fight your
charges, whatever they may be. By having an attorney of your choice on
your side, you will have reliable counsel to prevent you from saying anything
that could be used against you during your trial. You can also have peace
of mind knowing that you have a capable attorney defending you.
CONSULT OAKLAND CRIMINAL ATTORNEY EMILY LONG
Long Law PLLC has helped numerous clients fight their charges, from misdemeanors
to serious felonies. If you have been arrested, do not hesitate to get
the legal representation that you need!
Contact the firm today at (248) 792-0439 to schedule a consultation with Attorney Emily Long!