What To Do If You're Arrested
Professional Advice from a Concord Criminal Defense Lawyer
Being arrested for anything can be a very stressful time. You may be anxious about what will happen to you, especially when the stakes are high and you are facing penalties such as jail time and paying fines. Fortunately you can have the backing of a quality Concord criminal defense attorneys from The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. to contest your charges and preserve your freedom.
The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. has years of experience walking clients through the criminal process and upholding their rights in court. No matter what your charges are, he has the resources to challenge the prosecution and fight for you because he knows your future is on the line with a criminal offense.
The firm's lead attorney is a member of the following legal associations:
- North Carolina State Bar
- U.S. District Court
- Eastern District of North Carolina
- North Carolina Bar Association
- Cabarrus County Bar Association
Protect Yourself Once Arrested
In the wake of an arrest, the most important thing you can do is to remain calm and be very mindful of what you say and do with regard to the arresting officer. Do not attempt to flee but keep your hands where the officer can see them; sudden movements can make officers very nervous.
Overall, be polite and respectful to police. Once arrested, do not attempt to resist as this will add resisting arrest to your DWI charges.
Other advice includes:
- Exercise your right to remain silent if questioned, other than requesting to speak to a lawyer
- Use your one phone call but remember that the phone you use may be tapped
- Do not act defiant or talk about filing complaints so police are not tempted to retaliate
- Obtain the names and badge numbers of the officer who arrested you
By simply remaining silent and calm, you can help your case immensely. Your next move after being arrested is to retain a professional and tenacious Concord criminal defense lawyer who can begin building you a legal defense tailored to your situation.
The Firm Can Defend Your Rights
The Law Offices of Darrin M. Gamradt, P.C. is ready to handle your case and argue fiercely on your behalf. He has successfully defended countless clients already and knows what strategies are effective when combatting criminal charges.