Being arrested can be stressful. You are in handcuffs. You are being questioned by the police. You are being accused of doing something illegal. You are wondering whether you are going to go to jail. What you do next could determine your future. The most important things that you can do at that moment are to remain silent and contact The Law Offices of Robert L. Schwarz.
Everyone reacts differently when being questioned by the police. Some people try to explain what happen while others argue or fight back. If you are arrested you need to remember the following three things:
- You have a right to remain silent;
- Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law;
- You have the right to an attorney.
When most individuals are arrested they believe that they have to answer the police officer’s questions, or that they can talk their way out of being in trouble. What they don’t realize is that when they try to explain what happened or argue with the police, it makes it easier for the prosecution to build a case against them.
Whether or not the individual is guilty, any statements made to police could be used later as evidence of their guilt. If you have been arrested in Delaware County, Chester County or the Philadelphia area then you need to remain silent and contact an attorney immediately. Contact the Law Offices of Robert L. Schwarz at 610-566-0500.