What To Do When Getting Arrested?
Getting arrested is a huge ordeal, and can be detrimental to your life in many forms: mentally, financially, spiritually, emotionally. By using a few simple tactics, however, you can make the ordeal as mundane and calm as possible. Here are some things to do, and things not to do, when getting arrested.
The Do’s When Getting Arrested
Firstly, be polite as possible when getting arrested. Don’t give the officer any reason to find you threatening, or for him to get irritated, or else your life could very quickly become much more difficult, and you could find yourself in a much more dire situation.
Ask for the police officer’s badge name and number. The officer probably won’t like this, and if they refuse to give it to you (which is technically illegal), then try to read it off their nametag and remember it. This can be used for future trials/situations.
Before you ever speak to police, you should be read your Miranda Rights. Don’t act like a tough guy and start yapping, thinking you have nothing to hide! Always have a lawyer present when talking with investigators or police while in custody. It’s your right to have one present, so use it.
It may seem obvious, but if you’ve watched enough Law & Order you should know to ask if you’re under arrest. If you are, they are required to state why. If you’re not, you are allowed to leave, and you probably should before you accidentally incriminate yourself.
If you’re injured while getting arrested, seek medical attention, discuss the nature of your injuries, and inform your medical providers how it happened. Take photos of your injuries as soon as possible.
Remember, you don’t need to answer any questions the police asks you. If you do, it could come back to bite you.
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