I’ve Been Arrested! What Should I Do?

Being arrested can be a terrifying experience. Depending on your charges, your future could be in serious jeopardy, exposing you to the possibility of prison time and a tarnished reputation. If you should ever find yourself cuffed in the back of a squad car, there are certain things you can do to stay in control and prevent your situation from getting any worse.


It is important that you comply and remain polite with any arresting officers. Even if you feel frustrated or if you think you are being wrongfully arrested, complying with the officer’s wishes can keep the situation from turning violent. Police are armed and will do whatever they need to in order to ensure their own safety. Resisting arrest is not worth the possible injuries and additional charges.


If an officer starts to ask you questions, it is important that you remain silent until you have retained legal representation. The police will likely try to steer conversation in a way that prompts you to say something that can be used against you in a court of law. They know the law well, and they can exploit this knowledge to their advantage while you are in a vulnerable state. Under the Fifth Amendment, you are given the right to remain silent. Use it!


With your future at stake, retaining an aggressive defense is crucial to preserving your freedom. At Rasor Law Firm, our Oakland County criminal defense attorneys are prepared to stand up for your rights and provide the hard-hitting representation you need. Backed by more than 20 years of trial-tested experience and a Super Lawyers® Rising Stars designation, we have the skills and passionate dedication you need to maximize your chances of securing an optimal outcome for your situation. You are innocent until proven guilty, and we are prepared to aggressively defend your freedom to the full extent of the law.

If you have been arrested, call our office as soon as possible at (248) 543-9000!

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