Tips for If You’re Ever Arrested – Guest Post

Tips for If You're Ever Arrested

No one ever plans on being arrested, but you should know what you would do in the event it someday happens to you. Whether there’s a good reason for your being taken into custody, or you’re completely innocent, there are some tips that you should know about in case you’re ever in a position where you need to make decisions that will impact your life in the future.

Don’t Retaliate or Run Away

It feels pretty obvious when there’s no pressure on you, but it’s a lot harder to resist when you’re in custody or about to be taken in, especially if you’re innocent or believe you don’t deserve to be arrested. You need to avoid retaliating or otherwise behaving poorly after you’re arrested because you’ll only make things worse for yourself if you choose to retaliate or run away. In fact, you’re likely to get hurt if the police have to chase you down or restrain you.

Call a Bail Bondsman

In the event that you’re arrested, the police will give you the option of making phone calls, including calling loved ones, an attorney, and a bondsman. If you’re charged with a fairly minor offense, using a bondsman is one of the best ways to ensure that you’re released on bail within a few hours of your bail being set. This lets you go to work, take care of children, and attend to other life responsibilities while you’re waiting for your court date. Bail bonds can be fairly useful in the states they’re permitted, and the bondsman can work with you and your family to move the process forward.

Answer Basic Questions But Don’t Talk Too Much

When you get to the police station, you’ll be asked basic questions and asked to show identification. You should only answer to things like your address, full name, date of birth, and other factual questions about who you are. Be careful about talking because you’re nervous. Giving more information than what’s actually necessary can put you in a position of accidentally incriminating yourself, as anything you do say while in custody can be used against you later on. It’s best to stick with factual information that doesn’t pertain to the reason that you’re being arrested, especially before you have a chance to speak with a lawyer.

If you’re ever arrested, knowing how to handle yourself can ensure a better experience during your court hearing, and you’ll know that you’ll get a more fair hearing. These tips can help you prepare for the event that you’re ever arrested, and they can ensure that you have the ability to connect with the people who can help without digging yourself into more trouble.