What To Do If Your Rights Were Violated During Arrest

  

What to Do If Your Rights Were Violated During Arrest

Guest Post from Anica Oaks

Getting arrested is a blur of events, and many people don’t realize that their rights are violated until much later on, often when it’s too late. If you were recently arrested and believe that your rights were violated, then you need to come up with a plan with your lawyer for creating a strong case about how you were mistreated.

Begin Collecting Information

The very first thing that you need to do if you feel as if your rights have been violated is to collect as much information as possible regarding the situation. In addition to writing down your own experience, you should also try to get the names and badge numbers of any officers that were involved. If there were witnesses, then their contact information should be collected as well. Find out if the officers were wearing body cameras, if there is surveillance footage from where you were arrested, or if any bystanders caught your arrest on video. Most rights violations will have to do with what you were told to say or what information may have been coerced out of you, but sometimes your physical rights are violated. If so, video footage will be helpful.

Don’t Try to Talk Your Way Out of Anything

One of the most common mistakes that people make when they are being arrested or questioned by law enforcement officers is trying to talk their way out of the charges. Even if you are completely innocent and the charges have been made up, talking with the officers is only going to hurt you in the long run. After you have given them your name, you have the right to remain silent until an attorney is present. Even if the officers don’t tell you that you can remain silent, which they should, you do still have that right.

Ask to Speak with an Attorney

As soon as you are able to do so, you must contact a team of criminal defense attorneys to explore all of your legal options. If the arresting officers or any other official that you came into contact with violated your rights, then you might be able to get the case thrown out entirely. Your legal team can help you create a solid case that puts you in the best possible position of beating the charges and bringing the officers to justice.

Stay Off of Social Media

Another mistake that many people make during a criminal case is getting on social media. Any information that you post on a social media platform could be used against you later on. You will also need to be wary of what information you tell your family and friends. If they are ever called to the stand or asked to give a statement, then your own words could be used against you.

These types of situations can be incredibly stressful, but it is important to remember that the law is on your side. You have quite a few rights that should protect you when you are being arrested, and those who violate those rights must be held accountable for their actions.

Author Bio:

Anica Oaks is a freelance writer who hails from San Francisco. When she’s not writing, she’s enjoying her time outside with her dogs. Anica recommends criminal defense attorneys for your legal needs. Keep up with her on Twitter @anicaoaks.

Is there a way I can refuse these searches and possibly any court cases to back it up thank you

  

Is there a way I can refuse these searches and possibly any court cases to back it up thank you

My high school does a random drug search of the whole school using dogs and we are required put our backpacks in the hall where we cannot see them with the classroom door shut and are not permitted to get them until a school administrator says we can retrieve them I don’t have anything I shouldn’t but I still don’t like my stuff being searched at all and I know the 4th amendment is rather lacks when it comes to schools

Criminal Defense Attorney R. Christopher Simons Answer

The supreme court has gutted that part of the 4th amendment making a dog sniff not a search. They have done a series of supreme court cases in the past 5 years covering dog searches so the court cases are against you. Also being in a school limits your right to privacy.

Should I be worried about criminal theft charges?

  

Some friends stole some alcohol from Walmart and a random lady “non-worker” followed them out to my car And took a pic of my license plate can a warrant be put out against me even if I technically didn’t steal anything just watched.
Criminal Theft Attorney R. Christopher Simons Answer

Yes, as an accessory. I agree with previous counsels statements.

Can I have sex with anyone above 17 in the state of Missouri when I’m at the age of consent?

  

Hi I’m a gay 17 year old in Missouri, I was wondering since I’m off age of consent that means I can have sex with anyone of any age above 17 right? I was wondering how it all works

Criminal Defense Attorney R. Christopher Simons

Yes anyone over the age of 16 subject to other restrictions including incest. However, sex with a minor can be tricky and family members have been known to get the minor to cry rape. Try sticking with your own age bracket. Www.speedingticketkc.com

I’m 17 I’m turning 18 in 1 month is it ok if I’m in a relationship with someone that’s 27?

  

I’m 17 I’m turning 18 in 1 month is it ok if I’m in a relationship with someone that’s 27?

I’m in relationship with someone that is 27 and my age is 17 I have a social worker coming down tomorrow will there be any trouble if I said his real age

Justin’s Answer

Statutory rape applies if you are under the age of 17. If you were 17 when the relationship began there should not be an issue.

How would one best fight a possession of controlled substance and child endangerment case ?

  

How would one best fight a possession of controlled substance and child endangerment case ?

Can i marry my fiancee who is on probation if im currently on parole in the state of missouri?

  

Can i marry my fiancee who is on probation if im currently on parole in the state of missouri?

Both of us have drug possession charges and all charges are out of state of Missouri where we are currently under supervision at.

Justin’s Answer

I am assuming the terms of probation/parole prevent both of you from associating with felons/ misdemeanants currently under supervision, so probably not.

I’m looking for my son attorney ?

  

I’m looking for my son attorney ?

My son is in jail for three weeks they charge him burglary and amf robbery but he said his innocent

Justin’s Answer

You will have to click the “Find a lawyer” button above. We are not allowed to take clients from questions.

 

Whats a open felony

  

Whats a open felony

I have an open felony right now that happen tree years ago and I was wanting to know why they still have it open when I was not charged with nothing at the time it had happen and I am wanting to know why it’s open and why they have summons me to court for after all this time ?

Justin’s Answer

If you have an open felony, you may have a warrant and not know about it. Otherwise, charges have yet to be filed, that is not unusual: the statute of limitations for felonies is years long.